7:17pm: Frye told Az Central Sports that he will likely miss the 2012-13 season, writes Paul Coro. Frye says he will rest for six months. He added that the cause of his heart issues are viral, and that there is a good chance that it will go away. He believes that he will be able to return to the NBA, but offered some humanizing quotes in reaction:
"It was very shocking and, at the same time, scary. 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."
6:37pm: The Suns announced on Thursday that forward Channing Frye will be out indefinitely with an enlarged heart, or dilated cardiomyopathy. The condition was discovered during a routine preseason physical exam by a Suns physician. Frye will be closely monitored and will not participate in basketball activities until he is reevaluated in December.
Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby said the following after the announcement: “Nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of our players. 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.”
Frye didn't seem too down on Thursday evening, following Babby's comments by tweeting, "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."
Frye has blossomed in his three years in the desert, particularly as a three point specialist. He is only 29, so hopefully the former Arizona Wildcat still has plenty good years of professional basketball in him.