Phoenix Suns' Frye out indefinitely with enlarged heart

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By Christian Petersen By Christian Petersen

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns will be missing one of their key contributors when they kick off the 2012-13 season on Halloween night.

On Thursday, the team announced that forward Channing Frye will be out of action indefinitely with an enlarged heart.

Frye’s condition was discovered during a routine preseason physical. He will be closely monitored by a team of medical specialists, 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. “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 took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to let everyone know that he plans to return to the court.

“Thanks everyone for your support. I will be ok. It will pass and I’ll be back. We have the best staff in the NBA helping me out,” tweeted Frye.

Frye grew up in Phoenix and attended St. Mary’s High School before going on to play at the University of Arizona.

He joined the Phoenix Suns in 2009, and has averaged 11.5 points and 5.9 rebounds while playing for his hometown team.