Yao’s Surgery Deemed a Success

by July 22, 2009

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.”