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Old 06-29-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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As the NBA draft approached, the grim truth about Yao Ming’s(notes) broken left foot hung like an anvil over the Houston Rockets. The fear isn’t that he’s just lost for next season, but longer.

The Rockets and Yao’s reps are frightened over his future, and the concern is the most base of all: Does Yao Ming ever play again?

“The realization has hit them that this is grave,” one NBA general manager said.



Rockets could lose Yao for season, if not longer - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Spring/The Woodlands area
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It was only a matter of time...how could he expect to play year round without consequences??
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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That is indeed sad news. He is an asset to the NBA. I'm hoping he can recover. Foot injuries are hell on big men, though. Ask Bill Walton.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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Big Z missed a few years with Cleveland due to foot problems too.
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:10 AM
 
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Yao is one of the greatest 7'6" player played in the NBA. He will be missed.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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I know something about foot problems, having played b-ball myself. Have had stress fractures in both of them and have had to wear orthotics for years.

Yao needs to take a year, maybe a year and a half off and reassess. If he's doing ok, work his way slowly into shape. But patience is key here.

My podiatrist told me the foot has a LOT of bones in it, a LOT. It can be tempermental as hell. I know, believe me. This injury is a lot different than my problems, though. Here's hoping he heals up and returns!
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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That's too bad if it's true, I'm not a Rocket fan, but I do admire Yao. He seems cool guy.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:30 PM
 
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That's too bad if it's true, I'm not a Rocket fan, but I do admire Yao. He seems cool guy.
Yeah gentle giant is the word.
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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Too bad.

Gheorghe Muresan Statistics - Basketball-Reference.com

Remember George Muresan? He was done playing around age 26 and finally left the league at age 28.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:37 PM
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im not convinced yet if yao will be out completely this coming season. i just hope he has surgery asap. i wouldn't be surprised to hear in a few months from now "yao could possibly return to play this season due to the favorable progress in the healing of his foot".
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