The good news is his ankle is fine, but a bout of illness means star Perth Wildcats import Bryce Cotton remains a doubt for Tuesday night's grand-final rematch against the Sydney Kings.
Cotton tweaked his ankle in the dying moments of Saturday's four-point NBL win over Melbourne United.
Wildcats coach Trevor Gleeson said on Monday morning there were "no worries at all" with Cotton's ankle.
But the Wildcats sent out a release later that day saying Cotton was feeling ill and could miss Tuesday's clash.
It is understood the illness is not related to COVID-19.
"A decision will be made on his availability following assessment at the team's game day shoot around session tomorrow morning," the club said in a statement.
If Cotton is ruled out, it means the Wildcats will be without their first-choice starting five from last season's grand-final series.
Damian Martin has retired, while forward Nick Kay, centre Miles Plumlee and guard Terrico White have all left the club.
Cotton has been a key figure for the Wildcats this season, and his absence against the Kings would leave a major scoring void.
Meanwhile, Gleeson feels a new page has been turned in the famous rivalry between Sydney and Perth.
The Wildcats were leading the best-of-five grand-final series 2-1 last season when the Kings decided to pull out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Perth were eventually awarded the Championship after much debate, with then-Kings centre Andrew Bogut lashing the NBL's handling of the situation.
Matches between Perth and Sydney have historically been tough, hard-fought affairs, with Bogut playing a central role in recent seasons.
In 2018, Gleeson even pushed Bogut after the former NBA star tried to listen in on a Perth huddle.
But with Bogut now retired and a host of Wildcats mainstays no longer there, Gleeson feels Tuesday night will mark a fresh chapter in the rivalry between the two clubs.
"It's hugely different. There's not (Jae'Sean) Tate, there's no Bogut. We don't have four of our starters, it's totally different," Gleeson said.
"The characters involved in last year are no longer here. There's different characters, and a chance to put a new stamp on the rivalry.
"It was an exciting time last year, and to play in that finals was a great journey for us. We leave it where it is, and start up a new one.
"The page is turned on that one, and we look forward to playing them tomorrow night."
The Wildcats and Kings are yet to hit their groove this season.
Sydney are in fourth spot with a 4-4 record, while the Wildcats (3-3) are fifth.
Australian Associated Press