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

The Heat have been without Bam Adebayo for some time.

On December 1, the Heat announced that Adebayo had suffered a torn UCL on his right thumb during a team loss to the Nuggets, adding that he would undergo surgery.

Adebayo presented himself in 18 matches this season. In 32.9 minutes, he averages 18.7 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.1 gains per game, while 51.9 percent shoot from the field.

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

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What is Bam Adebayo’s injury?

Adebayo has a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) on his right thumb.

Here is a game in which Adebayo apparently got hurt:

How long will Bam Adebayo be out?

The Heat said the schedule for Adebay’s return would be provided after the operation, but Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN said he was expected to miss four to six weeks.

According to Jeff Stotts of In Street Clothes, the average time spent on surgery during the season to repair a torn UCL is 26 matches, or about seven weeks.

So far this season, Adebayo has appeared in 18 of 21 possible matches. Earlier in the season, he missed three games due to a knee injury. Dewayne Dedmon started in these games instead.

After losing to the Nuggets, the Heat are in third place in the Eastern Conference table with a balance of 13-8.

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

Upcoming heat schedule 2021-22

date Opponent time (ET)
Fri, January 14 vs. Atlanta 20:00
Saturday, January 15 vs. Philadelphia 20:00
Mon, January 17 vs. Toronto 19:30
Wed, January 19 vs. Portland 19:30
Fri, January 21 in Atlanta 19:30
Sun, January 23 vs. Los Angeles 18:00
Wed, January 26 vs. New York 19:30
Fri, January 28 vs. LA 20:00


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