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2 Total Updates since September 20, 2012
8 months ago Update 2 comments
Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye held a press conference on Friday to discuss his health and the future of his career after being diagnosed with an enlarged heart that will force him to miss the entire 2012-13 NBA season.
Frye remained optimistic despite the diagnosis, noting that it is not a "good situation," but remains hopeful about his future in the NBA.
Frye: "I'm not done yet. I still have a lot to prove. I was ready to not only drain some 3s but post up a little."— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) September 21, 2012
Coro also tweeted that Frye's cardiologist, Dr. Tim Byrne, feels the "chances are better than not" that Frye's heart can get back to normal, while Suns president Lon Babby said they team won't do "anything dramatic" with the roster with Frye being out.
Frye, a seven year veteran of out the University of Arizona, started 59 of the 64 games he played in for the Suns last year, averaging 10.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
8 months ago Update 1 comment
It was initially reported that Fye would be out until at least December, but he told azcentral sports that he would miss the entire season. Frye said he will not participate in any basketball activities and will be re-evaluated in December. While he will miss the season, Frye has a chance to make a full recovery.
"The good news is it is a virus so it does have a good chance of going away," Frye said. "My heart can be normal again."
Frye dealt with a shoulder injury last season, but admitted his current condition is much different than the usual injury.
"It was very shocking and, at the same time, scary," he said. "It's not like an arm or a knee or an elbow where you're like, 'Maybe I can just rehab this.' It's something that keeps you going."
Frye played in 64 games including 59 starts for the Suns last season. He averaged 10.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.