Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Allan Chaney can no longer play ball at Virginia Tech.
“Allan Chaney has been through a great deal in the last year and a half,” head coach Seth Greenberg said in a statement. “Everyone involved in our basketball program feels for him. Unfortunately, this rare condition will prevent him from continuing his career here at Virginia Tech. We will do everything in our power to assist Allan as he goes through his next procedure and support him in every way possible.”
Chaney, a junior from Baltimore, Md., transferred to Virginia Tech from Florida in 2009 and sat out the 2009-10 season due to NCAA transfer rules. In April of 2010, Chaney passed out during exercise and was diagnosed with myocarditis. He has been restricted from activity since.
Since his first diagnosis, Chaney has undergone a thorough and exhaustive course of evaluation and treatment. As a result of his medical condition, the Virginia Tech medical staff has determined that in order to minimize his risk for further complications from his condition, Chaney will not be cleared to return to basketball.
“Allan is an outstanding young man, who has gone through a lot this year both physically and emotionally,” team physician Dr. Mark Rogers said. “Unfortunately due to persistent complications from myocarditis, this will not allow us to medically clear him to play basketball at Virginia Tech.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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