Remember when it was supposed to be two weeks, tops? Then it was for sure supposed to be last night against Detroit? Well now this little write up by Jonathan Feigen says otherwise.
Yao's optimistic target date to return from a sprained left ankle was Tuesday's game. With that passing and with him still not practicing,Rockets athletic trainer Keith Jones said the center will not practice this week because the team wants him to strengthen the muscles around the ankle before clearing him to practice.
There have not been any setbacks and he is no longer in pain, but the time off weakened the area. The Rockets will practice Monday, but Yao is more likely to practice the following week.
"I don't know yet," Yao said of when he might return. "There is no guarantee. I try. I'll try my best. I can guarantee that."
Well, we've never heard this before...