Anthony Davis' injury in Game 5 of the Lakers-Warriors series has sent shockwaves throughout the NBA.

The Lakers had a chance to close out the series in five games, but Davis' early exit from the game and the Warriors' subsequent win have now forced a Game 6.

After being struck in the head with an elbow from Kevon Looney, Davis appeared visibly shaken as he walked off the court and did not return.

The Lakers' hopes of advancing to the next round now hinge on the status of their star player.

Davis was initially taken to the locker room in a wheelchair, but later walked out of the arena under his own power.

While the Lakers believe Davis avoided a concussion, doctors will ultimately determine if he needs to enter concussion protocol.

If Davis does enter protocol, he's likely to miss Game 6 and potentially Game 7.

This would be a major blow to the Lakers' chances, as Davis has been instrumental in their success this season.

Without him, the Lakers will need to rely on their other players to step up and carry the load.

The Lakers will release an injury report on Thursday ahead of Game 6. If Davis is not listed, he'll likely play on Friday night.

But if he is, the Lakers will need to prepare for the possibility of playing without him.

The fate of the Lakers and their playoff hopes now rest in the hands of medical professionals.

The NBA world waits with bated breath as they await the outcome of Anthony Davis' concussion evaluation.