Yao undergoes surgery on left ankle

Thursday January 6, 2011 12:16 PM

Yao Ming Undergoes Successful Surgery

Rockets center undergoes procedure to repair stress fracture in left ankle

Rockets.com Press Release

HOUSTON - Rockets C Yao Ming underwent a successful surgical procedure Thuesday to repair a stress fracture of the medial malleolus in his left ankle. The procedure was performed by Dr. Tom Clanton at the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute.

Statement from Yao Ming:

"I'd like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. I know this will be another long rehab, but I'm looking forward to beginning my recovery. I will use this time to consider all of my options, and will make a decision regarding my career plans as I get closer to the end of my rehab."

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