Jazz C Kanter dislocates left shoulder vs. Suns

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


Kanter, a second-year pro, is averaging 7.3 points and 4.4

rebounds for Utah while playing with the second unit.