Heat's Bam Adebayo To Have Surgery (UCL)

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The Miami Heat report that center Bam Adebayo tore the ulnar collateral ligament on the thumb of his right hand during Monday’s 120-111 home loss to the Nuggets.

Adebayo will undergo surgery over the weekend, and the timeline for his return is unknown at the moment. The former Kentucky product started all 18 games he’s appeared in this season, and he’s currently averaging 18.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. He’s also pitched in defensively with 1.1 steals per game.

At 13-8, the Heat is currently tied with the resurging Wizards atop the Southeast division.

It’ll be interesting to see how Miami will adjust with Adebayo sidelined. The first test will come on Wednesday when the Heat host the Cleveland Cavaliers. News on Adebayo’s resulted in a drop in the point spread by 4.5 points after Miami opened as a 7.5-point favorite.

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