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Jays Claw
07-17-2009, 03:19 PM
"Yao Ming will undergo surgery next week to repair the hairline fracture in his left foot and alter the operation of his foot in an effort to prevent recurrence of the injuries that have ended his past two seasons, an individual with knowledge of his decision said on Friday.

After several weeks spent considering his options, Yao chose a surgery that will include a bone graft and a realignment of the bones in his left foot to alleviate some of the stress in that area that could have led to the hairline fractures in the tarsal navicular bone the past two seasons.

There had been discussions about a more experimental procedure that would increase blood flow to the area, though that seems a less likely option.

The Rockets have been hesitant to place a timetable on Yao's recovery if he chose this surgery, but the NBA granted the Rockets a disabled player exception that indicated that its doctors agreed that Yao is likely out for all of next season.

The 2009-10 season will be the fifth consecutive season that has been interrupted, ended or missed because of a bone injury."

Source: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/bk/bkn/6534182.html

DrDEADalready
07-17-2009, 03:26 PM
Shouldn't he have had the surgery right after the rockets got eliminated?

Sean McG
07-17-2009, 03:41 PM
Shouldn't he have had the surgery right after the rockets got eliminated?

I think he was trying to see if there was a way he could heal and not get the surgery at first, but now decided to opt for the surgery.

DrDEADalready
07-17-2009, 03:46 PM
That's really dumb if he new he had a broken foot. Normally Surgery is your one and only option. Unless there is some china cure to heal broken bones?

Jays Claw
07-17-2009, 03:51 PM
Poor guy.

It seems like he has a serious injury every season.

smuffins353
07-17-2009, 04:06 PM
Rip

astrosmaniac
07-17-2009, 04:34 PM
That's really dumb if he new he had a broken foot. Normally Surgery is your one and only option. Unless there is some china cure to heal broken bones?

i don't know what you're talking about but most people just wear a walking boot or put it in a cast and the break heals on its own. the fact that his isn't healing on its own is actually pretty wierd.

FlakeyFool
07-17-2009, 08:01 PM
Bye yao