Jimmy Butler is dealing with a soft-tissue injury in his left shoulder, revealed Erik Spoelstra after the Miami Heat completed their sweep of the Indiana Pacers.
Butler finished with six points in 23 minutes.
There is currently no MRI scheduled for his shoulder.
"It was hurting before the game, but as I was warming up, I was like maybe it will loosen up and maybe I'll be able to play at 100 percent or whatever it was. It wasn't the case. [I] went to the back, did a little bit of work, and then we decided, 'You know what? We're going to go out there and we're going to just lock in on defense.' I think I did that, played hard and affected the game besides scoring on the offensive end," said Butler after the game.
Erik Spoelstra said that Butler's shoulder just needs rest.
"What he needs more than anything is rest, and then he'll start to work his way back into it. I asked him if he's like Wolverine, if he heals like that. I have seen some other injuries that looked more significant, not than this, just they look like they're tough injuries, and he comes back the next day and he's ready to go," said Spoelstra.
The Heat play the winner of the Bucks-Magic series.