The Denver Nuggets are not so much with the luck this month. After watching Danilo Gallinari go down with a torn ACL last week, the Nuggets got Ty Lawson back from a foot injury. They were still OK with a good chance of making noise in the playoffs.
That looks really bad. Faried was taken to the locker room in a wheelchair and taken for X-rays, which were negative. He has been officially listed with a sprained ankle and did not return Sunday. He's listed as day-to-day. Initial X-rays are often inconclusive, and there's still the risk of ligament damage. But at least the initial worst-case scenario has been ruled out.
Still, they have to hope Faried can play in Game 1 next weekend. They can survive without Gallinari because of their depth. They cannot survive without Gallinari and Faried.