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.