O.J. Mayo was limited to the non-contact portion of Friday’s Dallas Mavericks practice before leaving to have an MRI on his left shoulder, which he injured Tuesday against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The injury has coach Rick Carlisle worried, especially because Mayo is the only Mavs player to play in all 72 games this season.

“He took a pretty good hit in the Clipper game late and it’s bothering him,” Carlisle said. “We’re going to get it looked at and make sure that it’s something that isn’t a serious injury.

“The hope is that it’s not serious and that he can continue to play, but we’ll see. It’s sore.”

Mayo shrugged off the injury.

“It’s a little banged up, a little swollen. But it should be all right,” he said.

Mayo is tied for 25th in the NBA in minutes played and leads the Mavs with 35.7 minutes per game.

Carlisle hopes Mayo can play Saturday when the Mavs (35-37) meet the Chicago Bulls (39-31) at 1 p.m. at American Airlines Center in the final game of a six-game homestand.

“He’s been one of our soldiers, he’s played hurt all year long,” Carlisle said. “The guy had a torn up hand in a meaningless exhibition game in a foreign country and he insisted on playing.