Police perform welfare check for Ja Morant following ambiguous Instagram posts

Ja Morant's series of Instagram posts this morning had fans and loved ones justifiably concerned for his well being. Thankfully he is ok following a police welfare check.

Police tell TMZ Sports officers did a welfare check on Ja Morant following his cryptic social media posts on Wednesday ... and, thankfully, they discovered he is not in any danger.

A spokesperson for the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said cops went to the NBA star's home in Tennessee shortly after Morant shared the concerning messages on his Instagram page ... and they say he told them simply "that he is taking a break from social media."

Morant is facing a lengthy suspension following another gun brandishing video. Just because the police say he is ok and that he's just taking a break from social media doesn't mean this wasn't a cry for help.