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Friday, January 7th, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  11 responses

Yao Ming Underwent Ankle Surgery; Future Murky

After going under the knife, Yao released a statement that did nothing to clarify what the future holds for his career. The Houston Chronicle reports: “Yao Ming’s first decision was not difficult. He did not have much of a choice and opted to undergo surgery Thursday to repair the fracture in his left ankle. The next decision remains less certain. Yao, 30, indicated in a statement Thursday that he has not decided whether to try another comeback and return to the court, though many of his consultations with physicians have been about the prospects for continuing his career, an indication that he hopes to play again. Yao faces seven to 10 months of rehabilitation, according to Rockets team physician Dr. Walter Lowe. After six consecutive seasons with bone injuries, Yao, 7-6, has not said if he will attempt to resume his career next season. ‘I’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing support,’ Yao said in a statement. ‘I know this will be another long rehab, but I’m looking forward to beginning my recovery. I will use this time to consider all of my options and will make a decision regarding my career plans as I get closer to the end of my rehab.’”

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  • KSupreme

    First!!!

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Damn.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jtrain73 Jono

    He’s gonna come back one more time I reckon.

  • snasty10

    when he was healthy he was awesome, much respect yao

  • http://google c_cantrell

    what a f*ckin shame man..

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Get well soon and good luck with whatever you decide, big fella.

  • Mr McOvaChicken

    YAO was tight, a nice guy & it’s a shame, but How many times do i got to say it !! His body aint designed for ball ! He shouldn’t play ever again if he wants to enjoy life. I like the guy but cmon. If he comes back again he’l become a cripple.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Should take a year or two off and sign with a contender. He deserves a Bill Walton on the Celtics type role.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Yeah, it’d be nice to see Yao being Bill Walton II. When I see a man the size of Yao with so many health issues it does remind me what an absolute physical marvel Shaq has been.

  • jdsmallz

    dam im sick of him could be a great guy…but fact is every year of his existence has been with injury to this area. he’ll keep comin back but dam all the wasted all star votes on him

  • jdsmallz

    sure hes a great guy but dam hes always has this injury each year and every year …dont know wasted all star votes

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