Yao Ming may miss entire next season or worse

June 29, 2009

(ChattahBox) — It appears that Yao Ming’s foot injury may force him to miss the entire next season, and it’s possible his basketball career may be in jeopardy as well. One worries anyway about an athlete that stands well over 7′ feet, and has had four surgeries in three years on his lower body. Further evidence though came last week when Houston issued a statement saying Yao’s fractured foot hadn’t healed properly, and that he would be unavailable “indefinitely.”  The troubling re-fracture of his navicular bone, in the playoffs this past season came after three pins were inserted a year ago.

It’s not in the Houston Rockets best interests to divulge their full concerns with season tickets and sponsorships to sell. However one league executive who has had recent discussions with the Houston front office told Yahoo! Sports: “It sounds like he’s missing most of next season, if not the entire 82 games.” “That’s all that [the Rockets] will concede quietly, but they know it’s probably much worse.”

The Houston Rockets have said for now they will not have further comment until their star center undergoes additional medical tests, as Yao will see more specialists this week.  Despite the injuries Yao’s game has grown every season, and he was really one of the best players in the entire league last year.  It would be devastating for the NBA and his many fans if his career were cut short now.


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