August 10, 2011
Chaney denied medical clearance
Junior forward will not be allowed to return to practice or competition

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech forward Allan Chaney has been denied medical clearance to return to practice and competition by the Virginia Tech Sports Medicine Department due to continued complications from a cardiac condition.

“Allan Chaney has been through a great deal in the last year and a half,” head coach Seth Greenberg said. “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 the University of 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”.

Due to federal privacy laws, no further statement will be issued on this matter.

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