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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  16 responses

Yao’s Surgery Deemed a Success

Don’t get your hopes up, though, Rockets fans. He’s still out for the 2009-’10 campaign: “Houston Rockets center Yao Ming underwent successful surgery this morning to repair the broken bone in his left foot. The surgery, which was performed by Rockets Team Physician Dr. Tom Clanton with assistance by Dr. Bill McGarvey at the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute located in Houston, TX, involved a bone graft in the tarsal navicular bone as well as additional procedures to change the alignment of his foot in order to reduce stress on the repaired bone. Yao is expected to remain hospitalized for several days. While no timetable has been set for his return to action, Yao is expected to be available for the team’s training camp in 2010.”

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  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    EAT THE BONE

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Cheers, see you in a year.

  • Airswade

    At least we will get to see a center at this years all-star game that deserves to be there……

  • nicko

    ^hahahahahaah DONT BE LIKE A BABY

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Yao probably has his own personal bed and room and clothes he’s been there so often. Worth making a long term investment in name-tag lables I think.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    In the West without the day off and PHX training staff magic Shaq, no you won’t. Yao would still be the man. Al Jeff this year possibly, with no real competition unless they finally stop sleeping on Biedrins or if Camby comes out of nowhere to his old form. Or if Duncan gets slotted as a C.

  • riggs

    good good, but they shouldve had the worlds best perform surgery on him.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    is Airswade serious?

  • http://adfji.com Jukai

    Anton made me spit out my drink.

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  • Josh D

    Yao will never be the same again, but on the bright side no matter how rubbish he is, he’ll still be an All Star

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Phew, best of luck to Yao. LET’S GO ROCKETS!
    Yao will be fine. One year to rest and recover? He’ll only be what, 28 or 29 next year? He’s still got at least 2 years left at top form.Don’t forget just last year he was the best offensive center in the NBA.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Okay, so Amare will be back at ‘centre’ for the Suns this year, if they decide to bring Lopez off the bench and go with the whole small/quick lineup approach – He could start this year in the ASG. I’ve heard Blake Griffin refered to as a centre, is that so?? Perhaps in the same fashion as Webber was a centre for Golden State, but certainly along side Kaman and Camby he won’t be playing much at the C position.
    Will Y Ming still be on the allstar ballot? Surely you wouldn’t put him there. That would just undermine the rest of the centres in the league actually putting in COURT TIME?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Tim Duncan should already be locked in to start this years ASG for the West.

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    do they make special opperating tables for people his size?
    they should put a bed right next to yao ming, for tmac, cause we all know he will end up their a few times this year.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Yes, the ultimate “odd couple” with great (disabled) parking spots!?

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