Originally Posted by canoner2002
Whether they are being cautious or not, Yao's toe is a big concern. You can bet his toes will be stepped on again and again once the season starts and we cannot afford of sitting him a couple of games every time that happens. And if he keeps playing with an injured toe he won't be as effective or even worse he may end up missing a few weeks at some point.
Pull it out if that fix the problem once for all! Though I don't know how weird it feels without toenails and whether they will grow back. Does anyone know?
It's possible he already reinjured his left big toe during the WC, most probably in the last game vs Greece, where he played the one of the worst games in international competitions representing CNT. And for various reasons, he may have kept it to himself to this date, hoping the injury would just go away.
I couldn't agree with you more -- Yao needs to fix the toe nail problem sooner rather than later, and instead of "patching it up," he should fix it for good. Find the best possible podiatrist in the nation/world, not just limit the search in the stinky sweaty H-town.