Enes Kanter has one of the best senses of humor in the NBA, but the Utah Jazz center had very little to smile about during his team’s win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. Kanter played only three minutes in the game before suffering a dislocated left shoulder. As you can see from the photo above that Deadspin passed along, it did not look comfortable.
Kanter suffered the injury when he collided with Hamed Haddadi. He wanted to stay in the game, but he quickly realized the pain was too great and that something was wrong.
“It disconnected after I fell to the ground and the other guy fell on my arm,” Kanter said, via The Salt Lake Tribune.
It’s probably best to exit the game when your shoulder looks like it’s in danger of popping through your skin. Kanter is usually the guy who says insane things and loves to mess around, but that was one nasty looking shoulder injury. We’ll forgive him for not being in a joking mood on Wednesday.