Gordon Hayward could barely bear to watch the Utah Jazz's 45-point loss to the Houston Rockets on Monday night.
But because of a Grade 1 sprained right shoulder, that was his only option.
Hayward suffered the injury in the final seconds of Saturday's 114-110 overtime win over the Indiana Pacers and missed his first game since his rookie season.
"It's still pretty sore, unfortunately," Hayward said Monday morning.
The third-year pro still has full range of motion in his shoulder, but it continues to feel stiff.
"I'm just going to try to get treatment and come back as soon as I can," he said.
Hayward is listed as day to day. The Jazz host New Orleans on Wednesday and Portland on Friday.
Hayward said his shoulder was popped by Indiana big man David West as the Jazz shooting guard fought through a screen in a "shut-the-gate play" set up for Pacer All-Star Paul George.
Gordon Hayward misses Monday's crushing loss because of sprained shoulder
The Deseret News | Jan 29