HOUSTON (AP) -Yao Ming will have surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot, Houston Rockets officials said Saturday.
The surgery will be performed Monday in Houston by Rockets team doctor Tom Clanton. The team announced the All-Star center's injury on Tuesday and said he would get a second opinion before deciding whether to have the surgery.
Clanton said last week that the surgery would involve placing screws across the bone to hold it together with a recovery time of about four months. The second option was to treat it with a cast and crutches.
Clanton also said last week that he doesn't expect the injury to keep Yao from playing for China in the Olympics in Beijing in August.
The Rockets have won 14 straight games, including the two since Yao has been injured.
Yao was averaging 22 points and 10.8 rebounds this season.

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