Here’s part 2 of the video that FoxSports Houston produced that aired last month. Although it chronicles Yao’s recovery this past year from the foot surgery he had in 2009, I bet many of the same rehab techniques shown in this video are the same as what he is doing to recover from his bone bruise. Here’s part 1 of the video.
Yao will not play tonight against the Pistons. He had targeted this game as his return, but this is what he said Monday:
“Every day is closer. It’s just not strong enough to support me running, jumping. I think they (the medical staff) made the decision based on that.”
At least we know that Yao won’t try to suit up like Tracy McGrady did last season when he was trying to force the Rockets to let him play when they said he wasn’t ready. Remember that? McGrady returns to the scene of his crimes tonight with the Pistons.
It’s not known if Yao will be able to practice on Wednesday. I’m okay with that. Take it slow, big guy.