The Rockets are playing against the Washington Wizards right now. Yao played 5 minutes of the first quarter, then later went to the locker room where he has been diagnosed with a tendon strain in his left ankle area.
It looks like Yao strained it jumping up into the air, then fell backwards. He didn’t land on anyone’s foot and didn’t grimace when he fell. Only after he took a few steps did he show any pain.
I wonder if Daryl Morey is calling Erick Dampier’s agent right now?