MIAMI – Kelly Olynyk’s strained left shoulder is “still very sore” and the Heat big man did not practice today.
Olynyk was injured during the first quarter of the Heat’s 111-109 loss to the Magic on Monday when he collided with Bismack Biyombo as the Orlando center was setting a screen. Olynyk grabbed his shoulder and left the court soon after. He played 6:41.
An X-ray taken Monday night was negative and no MRI is scheduled. Olynyk started treatment Tuesday and will be day-to-day.
“I was just trying to get through a screen,” Olynyk said following the game. “I didn’t even see the replay. I had my left shoulder out and moved the screen into me and kind of popped my shoulder from behind.”
Olynyk, who had returned to the starting lineup Saturday in Detroit, left the locker room without any wrapping or support for the shoulder but he was told not to keep it stationary to limit the pain.
Olynyk injured the same shoulder in high school, breaking the ball of humerus bone while playing quarterback.
Forward Justise Winslow left Tuesday practice because of a stomach ailment.