Yao: I’m Not Retiring

by July 17, 2009

Ming isn’t ready to hang up his sneakers just yet: “Yao deflected suggestions the purchase [of the Shanghai Sharks] brought him one step closer to preparing for early retirement since he broke his left foot in early May. He is still consulting with doctors about the hairline fracture that may sideline him indefinitely, Xinhua reported. ‘I do not have any plans to retire and my doctors and I are very confident that I can fully recover and return to the stadium; the team and the acquisition has nothing to do with my injury,’ Yao said.”