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Yao '50-50' for August world games

Updated: June 16, 2006, 4:33 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Yao Ming said Friday that his chances of playing for China in this summer's world championships are "50-50" as he continues to recover from a broken left foot.

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The 7-foot-6 Yao will head to Shanghai in the next week to continue rehabilitating after breaking the fifth metatarsal in the foot on April 10 in Utah. Yao had surgery four days later, and doctors have ordered him not to play basketball until Aug. 1.

The tournament starts in Japan on Aug. 19, giving ...

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