View Full Version : Yao finished?

06-29-2009, 03:51 PM
“It sounds like he’s missing most of next season, if not the entire 82 games,” one league executive who has had recent discussions with the Houston front office told Yahoo! Sports. “That’s all that [the Rockets] will concede quietly, but they know it’s probably much worse.”

Houston general manager Daryl Morey refused comment on Monday and a team spokesman said the Rockets will not have further comment until Yao undergoes additional medical tests.

There’s no reason for the Rockets to disclose the severity of the injury, nor the uncertainty over Yao’s future. Before the Rockets go public with a dire diagnosis, they plan to send him to three more specialists this week, a source said. For now, the Rockets have season tickets and sponsorships to sell. For now, the Rockets will publicly decry these doomsday revelations as premature, but this is the reality that they’re working under within the organization.

This has turned into an impossible situation for the Rockets’ capable GM. Even if Yao plays again, Morey knows it’s just a matter of time until his lower body breaks down. His feet and ankles just can’t support the mobility of his 7-foot-6 frame.


06-29-2009, 04:08 PM
Sucks if true. With McGrady being fragile as glass, if Yao is done for, Houston is done for.

06-29-2009, 04:14 PM
Nobody knows for sure, but damn it doesn't look good.

06-30-2009, 01:22 PM
I like Yao so hopefully he recovers. But he's definitely a prime candidate for any kind of experimental surgery where his feet are amputated and replaced with robotic Terminator feet.

06-30-2009, 06:08 PM
basketball would take a huge hit if he can't recover. and houston would be up **** creek.

06-30-2009, 06:49 PM
Poor Yao. Such a nice guy.