Kobe Bryant says that he will probably miss Wednesday's game against the Clippers because of a strained and bruised right foot.
"It's pretty sore," Bryant said, speaking in a monotone, clipped form.
Bryant was kicked in the foot during the third quarter of Sunday's 99-92 exhibition loss to the Sacramento Kings. He didn't practice Monday or Tuesday.
What's the pain level of the foot?
"Pretty high," Bryant said.
Bryant, who is listed as day-to-day, said that even if it were a regular-season game Wednesday, he probably wouldn't play.
That's a strong statement for Bryant, who is known for playing through injuries.
"It's always frustrating to have these freak accidents," Bryant said. "It always upsets me."
Bryant, however, said that in a sense his injury is a good thing because it will force him to get some rest.