<div class="quote_poster">Quote:</div><div class="quote_post">Etan Thomas limped out of the Washington Wizards' locker room in a walking boot Saturday night, the product of a fourth-quarter landing on Yao Ming's size-18 shoe. Brendan Haywood was walking gingerly when he left the building, which is bound to happen when a 7-foot-6, 310-pound man such as Yao inadvertently drives one of his knees into an opponent's thigh. Neither Thomas nor Haywood was able to finish Saturday night's 114-109 loss to the Houston Rockets at Verizon Center and both players are listed as day-to-day. Thomas, who had to be helped off the court by an athletic trainer after rolling his left ankle over Yao's foot with 11 minutes 5 seconds remaining in the game, appeared to have suffered the more serious of the two injuries. The team will evaluate the level of swelling in Thomas's ankle before setting a timetable for his return, but it appears that Thomas could be out at least a few games. Haywood, who was injured in a second-quarter collision with Yao, described himself as "okay" after the game and said he would know more today when the Wizards return to practice and start preparing for Wednesday's game against the Denver Nuggets at Verizon Center.</div> Link It's bad news to hear both of these guys injured, but hopefully they'll be ready and set for the west coast road swing next week. For now, I don't know if the inexperienced James Lang or Calvin Booth can contain guys like Camby and Mourning in the next two games.