Hous­ton’s Yao Ming out for sea­son with stress frac­ture

The Covington News - - Sports -

HOUS­TON— All-Star cen­ter Yao Ming is out for the sea­son with a stress frac­ture in his left foot, a stun­ning blow to the surg­ing Hous­ton Rock­ets.

Gen­eral man­ager Daryl Morey made the an­nounce­ment Tues­day, hours be­fore the Rock­ets put their 12-game win­ning streak on the line against the Wash­ing­tonWizards.

Yao was hav­ing a ter­rific sea­son, av­er­ag­ing 22 points and 10.8 re­bounds per game.

If Yao chooses surgery, Rock­ets team doc­tor Tom Clan­ton said, it would in­volve plac­ing screws across the bone to hold it to­gether. The sec­ond op­tion would be to treat it with a cast and crutches. Both op­tions in­volve a heal­ing time of about four months.

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