Bennedict Mathurin’s run at the NBA 2K23 Summer League has come to an end.

The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday they are shutting down the sixth overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft for precautionary reasons. The Pacers say Mathurin is nursing a sore big left toe. Consider it an early break for the rookie guard after a trio of strong performances that saw Indiana go 2-1.

Mathurin’s debut in Summer League saw him drop 23 points in a double-digit win for Indiana over the Charlotte Hornets. Mathurin hit from everywhere in the game, connecting on three of his six triples and nine of his 16 overall attempts from the field. He knocked down a pair at the free throw line while adding four boards and a steal. In 20 minutes of his first pseudo-NBA action, Mathurin committed only one turnover and led his team in scoring.

Mathurin had 15 points his next time out, albeit in a seven-point loss to the Sacramento Kings. Mathurin took 16 shots to get his 15 points.

He bounced back in a big way in Game 3, though. In a 14-point win over the Pistons, Mathurin could not be stopped.

He scored 20 points in 18 minutes on nine shots. Mathurin got to the free throw line 10 times and knocked down nine of those shots. He added three steals to a line that included five boards and three assists. Indiana outscored Detroit by 23 points in his 18 minutes and 49 seconds of action.

Per the Indy Star’s James Boyd, Indiana head coach Rick Carlisle said Mathurin is already “an NBA scorer right now, and he has tremendous upside because there are parts of his game that are still very raw, and that’s exciting.”

Mathurin did the most with his minutes in Summer League. Now we wait patiently for opening night in the NBA.