As you may know, the stress fracture that Yao Ming was diagnosed having earlier today is the same kind of injury that Grant Hill had to overcome. Many thought it was impossible given the type of injury Hill suffered and the amount of work required to overcome it. Although Yao’s situation may be more complicated, Hill’s injury was considered severe in its own right. After all, he plays more like a gazelle whereas Yao doesn’t need to run as much, or as fast. But Yao is 300+ pounds, and Hill isn’t. Regardless, here’s a short video of what Hill went through:
Either way, I hope Yao and Hill have a chance to talk over the coming days and weeks so Yao may get some inspiration from Hill’s trials and tribulations in coming back from this type of ankle injury. But if Yao decides to retire, you can’t hold it against him. But I’m not mentally prepared for that, nor are alot of people who think Yao still has too much game left in him.