Things just keep going from bad to worse for the Denver Nuggets. After losing Danilo Gallinari to a torn ACL two weeks ago, another key piece of the Nuggets has succumbed to the injury bug.
Power forward Kenneth Faried, the Manimal as he is known by some, suffered what appeared to be a knee injury in the first quarter of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Portland Trailblazers.
"Ugly scene here in Denver: Kenneth Faried just collapsed to the court after a drive and appeared to clutch his left knee or leg."
While it’s not sure what the exact extent of the injury is to the 23-year old Faried, the Nuggets have to be holding their collective breath and hope that the injury isn’t too serious. With the Playoffs beginning a week from today and the Nuggets hoping to make a championship run, losing Faried would be a big blow to those hopes for a team that had managed to remain injury free for most of the season.
In 79 games this season, the second year player has averaged 11.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game, proving to be one of the best young power forwards in the league.
More information is expected to be known after the game is over later this evening.