Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye will be sidelined for an indefinite period of time, according to a press release issued by the team Thursday.
Frye has developed a dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart. The issue was discovered during Frye’s preseason physical. The former Arizona Wildcat will be re-evaluated in December.
“Nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of our players,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. “Channing and his family have the full support of our organization. His health is our primary concern and we are committed to helping him in any way he needs.”
The Suns will hold a press conference with Frye, Babby and team cardiologist Dr. Tim Byrne.
Frye put the following message out on twitter Thursday afternoon:
Thanks everyone for your support. I will be ok. It will pass and ill be back we have the best staff in the NBA helping me out.
— Channing Frye (@Channing_Frye) September 20, 2012
The team is scheduled to open training camp October 1 in La Jolla, California.