Heat lose star player indefinitely with thumb injury
The Miami Heat suffered a significant blow Wednesday with star center Bam Adebayo set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The Heat announced that center Bam Adebayo suffered a torn ligament in his thumb on Monday against the Denver Nuggets. Adebayo will undergo surgery, and is out indefinitely.
Per Heat: Bam Adebayo suffered a torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his right thumb during Monday's game vs Denver and will undergo surgery this weekend.
A timetable on his return will be provided post-surgery.
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That looks to be a multi-week injury for Adebayo at the very least, and it’s bad news for Miami. The 24-year-old had been averaging 18.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game for the Heat.
The Heat are off to a 13-8 start, and they’re generally regarded as one of the legitimate contenders in the Eastern Conference. That task will become much more difficult with Adebayo out for a significant period of time.