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Confucius Say: Yao Ming Might Be Finished

Chuck - Red's Army June 29, 2009 Uncategorized 8 Comments

Yao-down

Via Adrian Wojarnowski of Yahoo! Sports:

“The realization has hit them that this is grave,” one NBA general manager said.

For now, the Rockets have privately told league peers it could be a
full season before Yao might be able to return to basketball. Multiple
league executives, officials close to Yao and two doctors with
knowledge of the diagnoses are describing a troubling re-fracture of
his navicular bone. Three pins were inserted a year ago, but the foot
cracked in the playoffs and isn’t healing.

“It sounds like he’s missing most of next season, if not the entire 82
games,” one league executive who has had recent discussions with the
Houston front office told Yahoo! Sports. “That’s all that [the Rockets]
will concede quietly, but they know it’s probably much worse.”

The Rockets were on the verge of beating the Lakers and bam – Yao Ming goes down with a broken foot. Now we're learning the injury is more severe than previously thought. Not only could Yao miss all of next year, his career is in jeopardy.

Looks like the Rockets might have to hold on to Tracy McGrady after all.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    time to blow up the rockets, it would be nice if danny could swoop in and take battier of there hands

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    si.com has an article that has the celtics as the 12th best free agent destination?
    wtf 12th?

  • iw

    i want artest with the c’s, could that be done in any scenario, i can’t think what could be better. am i on crack? (queensbridge, ny)

  • FSantos33

    LOL – That is a gay picture of Yao.

  • FSantos33

    F’ S.I. Mag – They are the 12th best website and magazine

  • FSantos33

    Artest’s D’ is good and would fit in but I don’t think we can afford him. Remember Ainge is working with a tight budget. Balla owner Wyc “Show me the Money”.

  • STFU CELTIC FANS

    You can have a healthy Yao in the playoffs and LA would still beat Houston in 7 in the playoffs

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Terrible news-I feel so bad for Yao. He’s just a good dude and a hell of a basketball player. Hope he’s alright…