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Kenneth Faried posts Instagram update: “I’m doing much better”


at Pepsi Center on December 22, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Lakers defeated the Nuggets 111-107. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Doug Pensinger

The Nuggets’ overtime loss to the Warriors on Saturday was overshadowed by a scary moment. Kenneth Faried went down near the end of the game with a neck injury and stayed down for several minutes after the game ended being tended to by trainers, before being carried off on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital.

While we await official word on his injury, he posted an Instagram update that seems to be encouraging:

“I want to thank everyone for the get well soon calls, text, tweets & comments! I’m doing much better a little sore but I’m the Manimal I’m not letting this keep me down & out for long! #UnleashTheManimal

The Nuggets should have an official update on Faried sometime today after he got precautionary x-rays last night, but what Faried says seems to bode well. Considering how scary the injury looked at the time, anything not long-term would be great news for him and for the Nuggets.