>> Monday, June 29, 2009
According to Yahoo News, Yao Ming may be lost for the entire season next year and possibly longer. Yao has had chronic ankle problems for awhile now but last year he had 3 pins placed into the troublesome bone. Yao seemed to be back to normal until the playoffs this year in which he reinjured his foot.
The thing is Yao's ankle does not appear to be healing at all right now. Yao has underwent 4 surgeries in the past 3 years. It doesn't look good for the 7'6 center from China. It seems to just be a matter of time before his lower body breaks down even if he is able to overcome this latest injury.
Now the Rockets have to deal with the injury of Yao plus trying to decide what they are going to do with Tracy Mcgrady's expiring contract. He is on the books for 22 million in his final year and rumors were swirling that the Rockets were trying to unload him off on someone, but now that may change with the possible news of Yao not playing next season. Who do the Rockets have left to market? Ron Artest? give me a break. (no pun intended)