Netease Sports reported on October 17:
The CBA opener will start tonight, today
The following is the official announcement:
Today is the CBA opener. On the same day, UAE also underwent minimally invasive surgery on the old wounds of the left knee and left ankle. The operation went smoothly. It is estimated that the left leg will take two months to recover. The United Arab Emirates is currently actively working on treatment and rehabilitation. I wish him a full recovery soon and return to the stadium.