Heat's Adebayo to undergo thumb surgery

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Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo will undergo surgery this weekend to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb, the team announced Wednesday.

A timetable for Adebayo's return will be provided after the procedure. However, there is an expectation he'll miss six weeks, reports Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press.

Adebayo suffered the injury during Monday's 120-111 loss to the Denver Nuggets. He played over 35 minutes in that game, finishing with 24 points (20 in the second half), 13 rebounds, and six assists while shooting 11-of-19 from the field.

The 24-year-old is registering 18.7 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.1 steals in 18 games this season for the Heat, who currently sit tied for third in the Eastern Conference.

Heat's Adebayo to undergo thumb surgery
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