|Channing Frye Will Miss Season Due To Enlarged Heart|
They say bad luck comes in three's, well, for Channing Frye it has come in four. The Suns forward is set to miss the entire 2012-13 NBA season afters doctors found he had an enlarged heart. The news comes as Frye has endured a horror stretch since April - he suffered a season-ending injury, then underwent surgery on his shoulder in May and spent a worrisome four-months caring for his daughter who had two seperate surgeries on each eye for her cataracts.
Frye said he expects to miss the coming season due to an enlarged heart caused by a virus that is rare and only treatable with rest, if that even works. It was caught during a recent treadmill stress test that players undergo before each season's October training camp.
Suns cardiologist Dr. Tim Byrne discovered that Frye, 29, had dilated cardiomyopathy and Frye underwent a battery of tests before visiting the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota on Wednesday for a final accord among more doctors.
"It was very shocking and, at the same time, scary," Frye said. "It's not like an arm or knee or an elbow where you're like, 'Maybe I can just rehab this.' It's something that keeps you going. The only time you hear about things going on like that is (Boston's) Jeff Green getting open-heart surgery or (Sacramento's) Chuck Hayes getting a little scare."
The Suns said Frye, who is signed through 2015, will be re-evaluated in December for the possibility of activity but Frye told azcentral sports several times that he must have six months of rest and expects to miss the season that runs to April.
|Last Updated ( Friday, 21 September 2012 13:42 )|