Yao Ming’s Latest Bone Fracture Injury: The Fall of a Dynasty

December 16th, 2010 by Alan Shun Leave a reply »
Another day, another Yao Ming injury. Nobody actually thought he was going to play a full season right? Okay, just making sure.

It has just been reported that the bone bruise on his left ankle sidelining Yao since November 10th turns out to be a stress fracture, confirmed by the MRI performed today. It came to attention during the rehabilitation, so there is currently no timetable for his return. In the five games he played this season, Yao averaged 10.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. 

At least he played five games this season. Before that, the last time he played was during the 2008-2009 season. 

Unfortunately, this is a likely end for Yao Ming. The man can’t even recover from a sprained ankle injury without cracking one of his bones, let along contribute. Given that it will probably take him the rest of the season to recover, he is also out of the team’s short term plan. It is time for the Rockets to seriously consider rebuilding. They have a rather promising young core in Aaron Brooks, Luis Scola, and Kevin Martin. The 10-15 record they hold right now does not reflect that overall talents on this team due to Brooks’ injur ...

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