Kobe Bryant to Sit Out Preseason Game Due to Sore Right Foot

by October 24, 2012

Kobe Bryant’s sore right foot is expected to keep him out of tonight’s preseason tilt with the LA Clippers. Bryant says the pain is severe enough that he wouldn’t suit up even it was a regular season game. Per the LA Times: “The injuries are starting to mount for Kobe Bryant, as they often do. He is expected to miss Wednesday’s exhibition against the Clippers because of a bruised and strained right foot, his third and most serious injury since training camp began three weeks ago. Bryant was in a dour mood when he met with reporters Tuesday, saying he was ‘pretty sore’ and would not play Wednesday even if it was the regular season. He was injured when he tripped over the foot of Sacramento forward Thomas Robinson while cutting through the lane with about 3:25 left in the third quarter of Sunday’s exhibition against the Kings. Bryant stayed in the game and finished with 21 points in the Lakers’ 99-92 loss. The foot swelled up overnight, and Bryant has been in pain since. ‘It’s always frustrating to have these freak accidents,’ Bryant said. ‘It always upsets me.'”