Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried injures ankle, leaves arena with crutch


ATLANTA (AP) — Kenneth Faried left the Denver Nuggets’ 117-106 loss to the Atlanta Hawks with a sprained right ankle. He needed assistance leaving the court and then left the arena with a crutch:

The Nuggets say X-rays were negative.

Faried was hurt with about 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter Wednesday night.

Faried returned to the starting lineup after missing one game due to a death in his family.