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Yao Targeting December 7th Against Detroit For Return

The Rockets got some good news yesterday on Yao Ming, who has been cleared to begin practicing full-contact today before the game against the Lakers.’s Jason Friedman is reporting that Yao is looking at December 7th against the Detroit Pistons as a possible return date:

"I went through the full shootaround with the team," said Yao. "Jumping, running, pivot a little bit. Obviously it’s the first day they allowed me to play a little bit on the court, so I feel a little bit slow. But the ankle is (better)."

Obviously, this is hardly set in stone since it came out of Yao’s mouth and not management’s, but it does look like the All-Star center could be back sooner rather than later. Barring any setbacks, of course.

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