Stephen Curry has been struggling with injuries throughout the playoffs. Having suffered ankle and knee problems during the first round series with the Houston Rockets, he banged his elbow during game two of the Western Conference Finals matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Chasing a loose ball, Curry went flying into the courtside seats and later in the game was seen sporting a ball-like protrusion. Following the 118-91 win, the NBA's first ever unanimous MVP was picutred wearing a protective sleeve.
With three days between games two and three, the point guard has had some time to recover but was donning a shooting sleeve during practice as he continued to deal with yet another issue during the postseason.
But, speaking to ESPN, the 28-year-old insisted the injury was not too serious, saying: "Swelling went down, so no worries.
"It's sore, just because of the impact, but the spot it's at doesn't affect the range of motion, so I can shoot and dribble and do all I need to do. It's uncomfortable, but it's not necessarily painful."
Curry burst into life in game two with a simply incredible third quarter to level the series at one apiece heading to Oklahoma City. His 15-point spree in just 118 seconds was a thing of beauty and only rubber-stamped his position as the league's MVP.
He will need to continue that good form the Chesapeake Energy Arena as OKC still hold a slender advantage having taken a game at the Oracle. However, the series is hanging finely in the balance.