I don't know what this does for the Rocket's chances to advance in the playoffs after losing their biggest star. He has a stress fracture on his foot and will either choose surgery or wear a cast, which both requires 4 months to heal. This sucks because this comes at the time when they have won 12 in a row and were poised to rise even higher in the conference. With the way the Western Conference is, there is no chance the team can compete without Yao in the playoffs.
Houston's Yao Ming out for season with stress fracture in left foot - NBA - Yahoo! Sports