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Yao Ming leaves game with strained leg tendon

Posted on: November 10, 2010 8:16 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:40 pm
 
Houston Rockets center Yao Ming leaves Wednesday night's game against the Washington Wizards with a leg injury. Posted by Ben Golliver Houston Rockets center Yao Ming left Wednesday night's game against the Washington Wizards with what the Houston Chronicle is calling a "strained tendon in left leg."  According to the television broadcast, Yao apparently suffered the injury during the first quarter while defending a drive by Wizards center JaVale McGee in the paint. Yao absorbed contact in his chest and fell to the ground, and McGee's momentum caused him to trip over Yao's lower body. Shortly thereafter, Yao limped off the court to the locker room. Here's video of the play. Here's an extended version of the video posted over at ClutchFans.net. Yao missed all of last season with a foot injury, so Rockets fans are holding their collective breath as we await further word regarding Yao's status.  We noted earlier today that the Rockets were considering lightening his limitation on playing time, which was imposed during the preseason. Yao has not been allowed to play more than 24 minutes in a game yet this season, as part of his rehabilitation and injury management process. Updates
  • The Houston Chronicle reports that, as of halftime, there is, "Not much news on Yao yet. Injury is not on the foot. No one seems too concerned. Getting treatment and could return, but unlikely." That sounds positive. 
  • Yao did not start for the Rockets as the second half of tonight's game resumed and, halfway through the third quarter, was ruled "out" for the night.
  • On Wednesday afternoon, The Chronicle reports that Yao's MRI "shows no further damage. It's a mild sprain of left ankle. Will be out a minimum of a week." 
Comments

Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 5:02 pm
 

Yao Ming leaves game with strained leg tendon

Cooked!  It was good while it lasted, Ming.  But you're too old and broken.



Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2010 12:51 pm
 

Yao Ming leaves game with strained leg tendon

....and in other breath taking news birds are flying south for the winter and a frog hops in indiana....



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 12:46 pm
 

Yao Ming leaves game with strained leg tendon

is it too late to trade him to the Knicks?



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 11:52 am
 

Yao Ming leaves game with strained leg tendon

Whatever happens from her on in really does not matter.  Ming is the best Oriental BB player of all time.  It is too bad his body failed him because he had the skill.



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 10:18 am
 

Yao Ming leaves game with strained leg tendon

I'm afraid this is the end of Yao Ming.  He never really was able to live up to the hype due to all of his injuries and that is a shame.



Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2010 11:29 pm
 

Yao Ming leaves game with strained leg tendon

Not good :(

Signed:  Frustrated Rockets / Houston Sports Fan



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2010 10:50 pm
 

Yao Ming leaves game with strained leg tendon

time to say good bye to yao. rockets need a center.



Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: November 10, 2010 10:45 pm
 

Yao Ming leaves game with strained leg tendon

Amazingly he lasted almost 2 weeks albeit playing about 24 minutes per game.  If this injury is going to keep him on the shelf for an extended period then what happens when he comes back, limit him to 12 minutes a game or better yet when Rick is going to sub him in maybe they can just put a cardboard cutout of him on the floor and leave it in the paint on the defensive side but don't let Yao carry it out there to set it up as he would probably hurt himself doing so.



Since: Oct 20, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2010 8:42 pm
 

Yao Ming leaves game with strained leg tendon

Bring up Patrick Patterson


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