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Frye officially returns to Suns after missing a season due to enlarged heart

Almost exactly a year after a routine physical uncovered a heart condition that threatened his career, and maybe worse, Channing Frye is back with the Phoenix Suns.

Suns officials say they decided over the weekend that Frye should re-join the team after he was unanimously cleared by several doctors, including some from Johns Hopkins and Columbia universities.

Frye has been inactive for a year while treating an enlarged heart apparently caused by a virus. As he put it, his "heart had a cold for a year and now it's better."

The 6-foot-11 forward has played seven seasons in the NBA, his last three with the Suns. He grew up in Phoenix and starred at the University of Arizona.

At 30, Frye is the oldest player on the Suns' overhauled roster.