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Report: ETSU transfer Ron Giplaye has open-heart surgery

Aug 28, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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Ron Giplaye, a forward at East Tennessee State, will be out indefinitely after undergoing open heart surgery, according to a report.

Giplaye needed the surgery to correct a “congenital cardiac abnormality”.

Giplaye played two seasons at Providence, averaging 1.3 points as a sophomore, before transferring out. He sat out the 2012-2013 season as a redshirt.

ETSU is coming off of a 10-win season. Giplaye is part of a six-man recruiting class that head coach Murry Bartow has brought in.

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