Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis aggravated a left eye injury during the first half of Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, as reported by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

Davis sustained the injury late in the first quarter when he was inadvertently hit in the face by Wolves forward Kyle Anderson while scoring off an offensive rebound, leading him to immediately exit the game for evaluation.

Despite the setback, there is optimism that Davis could return to action as soon as Tuesday, which is critical for the Lakers as they face the Golden State Warriors in a pivotal matchup with significant postseason implications.

Currently, the Lakers hold the ninth spot in the Western Conference standings with a 45-34 record, just ahead of the Warriors, who are 1.5 games behind with a 43-35 record.

With both teams vying for a guaranteed playoff spot, every game counts in the closing stretch of the regular season, making Davis’ health a top priority for the Lakers as they aim to secure a postseason berth.

While the Lakers’ chances of climbing up the standings remain challenging, a potential return of Davis would significantly bolster their lineup and enhance their playoff prospects.