Apr. 21, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) puts up a shot against Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye (8) during the first half at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE.

Suns face Jazz In 'Must-Win' Game; Frye, Hill Questionable

The Suns are still alive in the race for a playoff berth but they will likely need to win both of their final games after they lost at home to the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. The Suns close out the season on the road in Utah Tuesday and at home against the Spurs on Wednesday.

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Grant Hill And Channing Frye Questionable For Suns 'Must Win' Game Against Jazz

The Phoenix Suns face their first "must win" game of the season and may be without two key starters.

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Channing Frye Out With Shoulder Injury, Could Miss Rest Of Season

The Phoenix Suns have already been playing without starter Grant Hill, and now it looks like they will be without starter Channing Frye. Frye left the floor in the second quarter of Saturday's game against the Denver Nuggets with what's officially been described as a "subluxed right shoulder".

Frye had a similar injury in early March last season to the same shoulder and missed seven games. A shoulder subluxation is a partial dislocation of the joint.

Similar to the way the injury happened last season, Frye appeared to hurt the shoulder when Nuggets forward Danilo Galinari slapped down on the ball just as Frye was trying to raise it. The counter-forces seemed to have caused his shoulder to at least partially dislocate.

The Suns have yet to say anything about his prognosis or timetable, but based on the recent history with a similar injury it seems unlikely that Frye would be available for the Suns final two games of the season on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Frye has been averaging 10 points and six rebounds per game in about 26 minutes of play this season. He's shooting .344 from three this season.

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