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Stephen Curry shooting with left hand without brace on it

Stephen Curry is making considerable progress in his rehabilitation after suffering a broken left hand earlier this season, and it stands to reason the Golden State Warriors superstar may be back on the court sooner than expected.

Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports that Curry got in some on-court work under the supervision of Steve Nash and Bruce Fraser on Wednesday night ahead of the Warriors’ loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

What made the workout notable is that it was the first time that Curry was seen taking shots with his left hand without any kind of brace or wrap on it.

Curry suffered the injury — a broken┬ásecond metacarpal — on Oct. 30 when Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes landed on his hand after he went down hard on a drive to the hoop.

The initial prognosis following surgery to repair the break was that Curry’s status would be re-evaluated after about three months. That would set the originally stated timetable at the end of January.

The Warriors are slogging through a nightmare season amid the key absences of Curry and fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson, among other issues stemming from a frequently injury-depleted roster. At 9-30, the Warriors obviously will not rush Curry back to game action until he’s completely healthy, if not hold him out even longer.

However, given how disastrous their season has been, the Warriors obviously will welcome any encouraging news on Curry’s recovery.