Yao 'progressing well' from foot surgery

Updated: August 31, 2009, 4:47 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Yao Ming's return from foot surgery might come sooner than anyone expected.

In an interview with ESPN The Magazine's Sam Alipour, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said Yao could return at some point in the 2009-10 season and the team no longer feels his broken left foot is a career-threatening injury.

"Yao Ming is progressing well. I don't think that [a career-ending scenario] is something that will happen, based on what I'm hearing from the doctors," Morey told Alipour. ...

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