Posted Apr 8, 2013 12:21 PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter left the court in obvious pain against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night with what team officials said was a dislocated left shoulder.
An MRI is scheduled for Thursday morning.
Kanter was biting hard into his mouthpiece, supporting his left arm and stopped courtside as if he wanted to try to pop the joint back into place. Head trainer Gary Briggs led him to the locker room shortly thereafter.
The injury occurred while the 6-foot-11, 248-pound Kanter was diving for a loose ball with 10:23 left in the half. He collided with Suns center Hamed Haddadi, who is listed at 7-2, 265 pounds.
Kanter, a second-year pro, is averaging 7.3 points and 4.4 rebounds for Utah while playing with the second unit.
|The Daily Zap|
Rundown the action from a light two-game night in the NBA.
|Assist of the Night - Andray Blatche|
Andray Blatche loses his defender and dumps it off to Mason Plumlee for the reverse flush.
|Block of the Night - LaMarcus Aldridge |
LaMarcus Aldridge comes over and disrupts Dwight Howard's shot attempt.
|Steal of the Night - Shaun Livingston |
Shaun Livingston breaks up the fast break with a steal and finds Paul Pierce for the 3-pointer.
|Dunk of the Night - Terrence Jones |
Terrence Jones gets the feed and soars in from the baseline for the tough two hand smash over Joel Freeland.