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Kenneth Faried left Denver's game against Portland after spraining his left ankle in the opening minutes Sunday.
X-rays were negative and the Nuggets said he's day to day.
Faried's ankle buckled when he went in for a layup less than three minutes into the game, and he crumpled to the floor, covering his face. He needed his teammates' help as he gingerly walked off.
The scene was similar to 10 days earlier when Danilo Gallinari blew out his left knee driving for a layup against Dallas.
Faried was averaging 11.7 points and a team-high 9.3 rebounds coming into the game.
Portland was without three starters: LaMarcus Aldridge (right ankle), Wesley Matthews (right ankle) and Nicolas Batum (right shoulder), so coach Terry Stotts started four rookies.
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Another Denver Nuggets starter suffered what appeared to be a significant injury last night, as Kenneth Faried rolled his ankle and had to be carried off the court by two of his teammates.Faried sustained his injury early in last night’s contest against the Portland Trail Blazers. He was heading to the basket, but he stepped on the foot of Will Barton in the process. After rolling...
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The Denver Nuggets and Kenneth Faried received good news yesterday, when an MRI determined that he had suffered a sprained ankle and not something more serious. As a result, Faried is expected to be sidelined for two games, the team has announced.#Nuggets F @kennethfaried35 had MRI today on left ankle. No fracture. Sprain of anterior talofibular ligament. Will miss next 2 games...
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