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Yao Ming (ankle) out for rest of season

Updated: December 18, 2010, 6:08 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston Rockets center Yao Ming will miss the rest of the season because of the stress fracture in his left ankle.

The Rockets announced the decision Friday, a day after the injury was found in an MRI exam. Team physician Walter Lowe said surgery is the usual treatment for such an injury, which has sidelined Yao since Nov. 10.

The 30-year-old Yao is still consulting with doctors to determine how he will proceed. If he chooses surgery, it could be up to 10 months before he ...

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