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Kobe Bryant injury: Lakers' star to sit out Wednesday

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant won't play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday because of a strained right foot.

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Kobe Bryant won't play in he Lakers' Wednesday's preseason matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers, and he told the Los Angeles Times' Mike Bresnahan that the injury is severe enough that it would cause him to sit out even if it was the regular season.

After sitting out of Monday's practice, Bryant is listed as day-to-day because of the injury.

Bryant was kicked in the foot during the third quarter of the Lakers' loss to the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. He didn't leave the game but received treatment during timeouts. The Los Angeles guard scored 21 points on 6-of-12 shooting in the 99-92 loss.

He had missed practices and a game during training came because of soreness in the same foot, according to ESPN Los Angeles.

Bryant's injury wasn't the only one on Sunday. Point guard Steve Nash turned his ankle and Metta World Peace dislocated his finger in the Sacramento game, one that celebrated the return of Dwight Howard, who was out after undergoing offseason back surgery. Neither injury is considered serious.

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