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Yao Ming has ankle surgery

Updated: January 7, 2011, 7:59 AM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston Rockets center Yao Ming underwent surgery Thursday to repair a stress fracture in his left ankle, a procedure he says may end his career.

The 7-foot-6 Yao has been out since Nov. 10, and played in only five games this season before the team declared him lost for the season. The seven-time All-Star missed all of last season following reconstructive foot surgery.

Team doctor Tom Clanton performed the procedure in Houston.

"I know this will be another long ...

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