[ 2007-02-16 14:30 ]
|NBA Rocket centre Yao Ming of China posed for
photos with children from the Chinese Community Center in Houston on
Tuesday, February 13, 2007. NBA star Yao Ming of China visited the Chinese
Community Center and talked with about 100 children about the Chinese
lunar New Year.[sina.com.cn]|
center Yao Ming said Monday he
expects to return to Rockets practices within two weeks, a few days ahead of the
March 1 date the Rockets had planned, with a return to games in "early March."
"You know me," he said. "I'm always faster than (expected)."
Tests on Yao's fractured right leg show him to be progressing on schedule. He
has been running on a treadmill, in
which Rockets trainers can limit the weight he puts on the leg, and walking
through moves and jump shots.
"They are letting me do some jump
shots, some practice but not real moves," Yao said. "I can walk
on it, and do a lot more now. I have to (wear the brace) to give me some time to adjust to the brace
because I will play the rest of the season with it.
"I've been running on the new treadmill. They control the weight. Now it's
still March. I can get back to practice in 10 days to two weeks.
"It's hard to say (when he will play). Hopefully, the beginning of March."
run on a