HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston Rockets All-Star center Yao Ming will miss the rest of the season with a stress fracture in his left foot, the team said on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old Yao will also miss the postseason with the injury.
He is averaging 22 points and 10.8 rebounds for the Rockets (36-20), who have won 12 straight games to move within 2.5 games of front-running San Antonio in the Southwest Division.
Yao has been an All-Star in each of his six NBA seasons, averaging 19 points and 9.2 rebounds.
Writing by Steve Ginsburg in Washington; Editing by Sonia Oxley