Yao Ming May Retire After Next Season: Should Rockets, Fans Be Worried?

July 28th, 2010 by Denton Ramsey Leave a reply »
ESPN reported on Tuesday, July 27, that Rockets center Yao Ming may retire after the 2010-11 season if his foot doesn’t heal properly.

That’s a big IF, but should this spontaneous statement cause concern for Houston fans and management? Probably so.

Yao’s been out for quite some time as is, and the Rockets made quite a remarkable run without the Chinese seven-footer on the hardwood.

But his presence was absolutely missed, and it’s a key reason Houston missed postseason play last year.

“If the foot injury does not heal next season, I might choose to call it quits,” Yao told the Chinese media on Monday.

However, according to Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, Yao is “currently participating in on-court basketball workouts” and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp—according to ESPN.

“Yao Ming is working diligently on his return and has consistently received positive feedback at each of his scheduled medical checkups,” Morey said.

Regardless of Morey’s consistent optimism, there is still a cause for concern, espe ...

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