- Sports & Recreation
- Channing Frye
By The Sports Xchange September 4, 2013 1:50 PM
After missing the 2012-13 NBA season because of a heart condition, Channing Frye says doctors have cleared him to return to the court. Frye was diagnosed with an enlarged heart that prevented him from doing any cardio workouts, leaving him uncertain that he would be allowed to play basketball again. condition. But he resumed exercising a few months ago and now is ready to play. "I've been cleared by the numerous doctors I've seen," Frye told Bright Side of the Sun on Tuesday. "This whole process has been extremely detail-oriented on both sides -- from my side and the Suns side. We both want to do what's best. I went across country to see the best doctors I could all to make sure they all agreed that I was healthy, that I could do this. "Right now, I'm excited but still patient in giving the Suns the information and letting their people go through it. As far as I'm concerned, I'm 100 percent healthy for any professional athlete. Right now, I think it's just, let (the Suns) assess the information and go from there." ... Frye, who received his salary last year through insurance and is due to make $6.4 million this season, now has to wait for the team to clear him to return. The 6-foot-11 forward-center has career averages of 9.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game with the New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers and Suns. The 30-year-old averaged 10.5 points and 5.9 rebounds during the 2011-12 season for the Suns.