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Heat Star Bam Adebayo to Undergo Thumb Surgery

Heat star forward Bam Adebayo suffered a torn UCL in his right thumb on Monday night vs. the Nuggets and will undergo surgery this weekend, the team announced Wednesday.

The Heat said a timeline on his return will be provided post-procedure. 

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the expected timeline on his return will be between four and six weeks. 

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Adebayo, 24, has appeared in 18 games this season and is averaging 18.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. 

He's also taking a career-high 13.5 field goal attempts per game. 

Entering Wednesday night's game with the Cavaliers, the Heat sit at 13–8 and are tied for third in the Eastern Conference.