The Reuters global sports blog
Breaking news: Yao Ming to have surgery, will miss whole of 2009-10 season
Yao will have surgery next week to repair the broken bone in his left foot and the Rockets said on their official site that he would have to sit out the 2009-10 season.
“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,” said the report
Last month the Rockets physician Tom Clanton described the injury to China’s most famous sports personality as “career threatening”.
PHOTO: Injured Houston Rockets center Yao Ming looks up at the score in the 4th quarter during Game 7 of their NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, May 17, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok