Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (11) holds on to the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on October 26, 2010. The Lakers won 112 to 110. UPI/Lori Shepler Photo via Newscom

An MRI performed today on Rockets center Yao Ming revealed a stress fracture of the Medial Malleolus in his left ankle. The fracture, which is related to his previous injury of the Tarsal Navicular bone, presented itself during the course of his current rehabilitation program. There is no timetable for his return at this time.

The team will have no additional comment at this time. Information regarding his treatment program will be made available at a later date.

Yao has played just five games this season, and is averaging 10.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game.

The Rockets have a 10-15 record, which currently places them 11th out of 15 Western conference teams.