Thursday , Apr , 01 , 2010 C.Y. Ellis

Yao undergoes ankle surgery

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Houston Rockets center Yao Ming had successful
surgery to remove a bone spur in his left ankle.

According to the team, the 7-foot-6 Yao had the arthroscopic procedure on
Thursday night and is expected to start rehab in a few weeks.

Yao finished the 2004-05 season with career highs in points per game (18.3),
field-goal percentage (.553) and blocks (160).

The three-time All-Star was the first overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft.