Allan Chaney Kept Off Virginia Tech Basketball Due To Heart Condition

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 11: A basketball is seen while the Virginia Tech Hokies take on the Florida State Seminoles in the quarterfinals of the 2011 ACC men's basketball tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on March 11, 2011 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Virginia Tech forward Allan Chaney was denied medical clearance for the upcoming season due to myocarditis.

Allan Chaney transferred to the Virginia Tech basketball team after playing his freshman year at Florida in 2008-09. Injuries and a suspension played a large part in the move. But Chaney has yet to play a game for the Hokies and is unlikely to ever do so. He was denied medical clearance by the Virginia Tech Sports Medicine Department due to a rare heart condition.

Chaney sat out one year under NCAA rules to complete his transfer, but in April 2010 he passed out during practice due to his myocarditis. According to the Mayo Clinic, myocarditis is a condition that affects a portion of the heart and can result in blood clots, possibly leading to a stroke or heart attack.

While Chaney has undergone a battery of tests, the school's medical staff believes the best way to ensure the safety of Chaney is to not play basketball. They will continue to support him as he continues deal with his medical condition.

For more on the Hokies, head on over to Gobbler Country.

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