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How long has Bam Adebayo been away? Injury timeline, return date, latest heat center updates

How long has Bam Adebayo been away? Injury timeline, return date, latest heat center updates

The Heat have been without Bam Adebayo for a while.

On December 1, the Heat announced that Adebayo suffered a UCL tear in his right thumb in the team’s loss to the Nuggets, adding that he would undergo surgery.

Adebayo has played 18 games this season. In 32.9 minutes, he is averaging 18.7 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 51.9 percent from the field.

What’s next for Adebayo? Here’s everything we know about his injury and the latest news on when he could return to the pitch.

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What is Bam Adebayo’s injury?

Adebayo suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right thumb.

Here’s the game Adebayo seems to have injured himself on:

How long will Bam Adebayo be out?

The Heat have said a timeline for Adebayo’s return will be provided after his surgery, but ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said he is expected to miss four to six weeks.

According to In Street Clothes’ Jeff Stotts, the average time missed for in-season surgery to repair a torn UCL is 26 games or about seven weeks.

Adebayo has appeared in 18 out of a possible 21 matches so far this season. He missed three games earlier in the season with a knee injury. Dewayne Dedmon started in his place in those matches.

After their loss to the Nuggets, the Heat sit in third place in the Eastern Conference standings with a 13-8 record.

UPDATE (January 14, 2022): According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Adebayo could return for Miami’s game against Toronto on Monday, January 17.

Calendar of the next heats 2021-22

Dated Opponent Time (ET)
Fri 14 January against Atlanta 20:00
Sat 15 Jan against Philadelphia 20:00
Mon Jan 17 against Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Wed Jan 19 against Portland 7:30 p.m.
Fri 21 Jan in Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
Sun 23 Jan against Los Angeles 6:00 p.m.
Wed Jan 26 against New York 7:30 p.m.
Fri 28 Jan against the 20:00

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