In an occurrence that has become far too common for anyone’s liking, Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis appears to have re-tweaked his foot injury during Sunday’s clash against the Denver Nuggets. Despite a dominant first quarter from AD, towards the end of the period, Davis could be seen walking gingerly off to the sideline, and subsequently removing his shoe.

The injury occurred in the first quarter after scoring an and-one under the basket contested by Nuggets’ star Nikola Jokic. Davis appeared to be in some discomfort on the subsequent possession, and was subbed out shortly after.

He remained on the bench for the remainder of the first period but checked in at the start of the second.

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AD was shaking his head as he walked off the court, clearly frustrated, before removing his right shoe. While he remained on the bench and wasn’t actively seeking treatment on the foot, he was in clear signs of discomfort, per Dan Woike.

The absolute last thing Lakers fans need is another AD injury during their final push of the regular season as they battle it out for a play-in spot in for the NBA playoffs. Davis has already missed 38 games this season for the team, and they’ve struggled in his absence. At 31-46, the Lakers run a real risk of missing the playoffs this season, and another injury to Davis would be a devastating blow.

Fortunately for the Lakers, Davis was able to return for the second period, though the team will certainly be monitoring him closely for the remainder of the game. Losing Davis to yet another injury would be the nail in the coffin for Los Angeles this season, especially with LeBron James also sidelined on Sunday.