Three weeks ago, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl marveled at his team's depth, suggesting, ''we can even sustain injuries and be OK.''
The Nuggets have been testing that theory ever since.
First, point guard Ty Lawson went down with a painful right heel injury. Then, forward Danilo Gallinari was lost for the season with a torn left ACL, and on Sunday top rebounder Kenneth Faried sprained his left ankle and needed his teammates' help leaving the court.
X-rays were negative and an MRI on Monday confirmed there were no fractures but a sprain of the ''anterior talofibular'' ligament.
Faried didn't make the Nuggets' trip to Milwaukee and he won't play in the regular-season finale against Phoenix on Wednesday, either. He'll be listed as day to day when the first round of the playoffs begins next weekend.
This counts as very good news for the suddenly injury-prone Nuggets, who were remarkably healthy until their recent run of bad luck. Although Lawson returned to action Friday after ...