The Phoenix Suns announced on Thursday that forward Channing Frye will be sidelined indefinitely for medical reasons. Frye has developed a dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, a condition that was discovered during a routine preseason physical.
Frye told the Arizona Republic that he will miss the 2012-13 season.
"The good news is it is a virus so it does have a good chance of going away," Frye said, according to the Republic. "My heart can be normal again."
Frye will not participate in basketball activities and 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 said in a statement. "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 averaged 10.5 points and 5.9 rebounds last season.