Yao might quit if foot doesn't heal

Updated: July 27, 2010, 5:37 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

BEIJING -- Houston Rockets center Yao Ming is considering quitting basketball after next season if he doesn't fully recover from his lingering foot injury.

In comments to Chinese state media Monday, Yao sounded far from optimistic about his future and also made a rare criticism of China's national basketball program.

"If the foot injury does not heal next season, I might choose to call it quits," he said.

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said in a statement that Yao ...

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