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Bam Adebayo out until January

·3 min read

Chris Haynes: Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo underwent surgery yesterday to repair a torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his right thumb and is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.
Source: Twitter @ChrisBHaynes

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Per Heat: “Bam Adebayo underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair a torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his right thumb, performed by Dr. Steven Shin at the Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center in Los Angeles. He is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.” – 2:05 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Bam Adebayo is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks after undergoing thumb surgery, Heat say.
More NBA from me: marcstein.substack.com2:03 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Heat center Bam Adebayo underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair a torn UCL in his right thumb, the team announced. He’s expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks. – 2:02 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Heat say Bam Adebayo underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair a torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his right thumb in Los Angeles. He is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks. – 2:02 PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo underwent surgery yesterday to repair a torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his right thumb and is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks. – 2:00 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
With Heat at a loss, Erik Spoelstra insists, “I definitely have to do a better job.” sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… With Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler ailing, Kyle Lowry says, “I’m still in that flux of trying to figure out if I need to shoot more, shoot more, or shoot more.” – 9:06 AM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Third quarter takeaway
Life without Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo is tough – 9:29 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
The fact Miami’s trailing 48-33 and they’re only losing the rebounding battle by 2 is wild
Just life without Bam Adebayo on the defensive end – 8:29 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra says Jimmy Butler (bruised tailbone) is warming up with the intention to play in tonight’s game against visiting Grizzlies.
Out for Heat: Bam Adebayo (thumb), Markieff Morris (neck), Victor Oladipo (knee) and Marcus Garrett (G League). – 5:47 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
🚨New Piece🚨
The Offensive Shift in the Return of Jimmy Butler
Heat looking to get back to some offensive “normalcy” in life without Bam Adebayo
Butler looking to provide that
@5ReasonsSportsfivereasonssports.com/news/the-offen…10:42 AM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler upgraded to questionable for tomorrow’s game vs. Grizzlies. There’s optimism that he’ll be able to play.
Markieff Morris, Bam Adebayo, Victor Oladipo and Marcus Garrett remain out. – 3:36 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler (bruised tailbone) upgraded to questionable for Monday vs. visiting Grizzlies. Expect him to play.
Still out for the Heat: Bam Adebayo (thumb), Marcus Garrett (G League), Markieff Morris (whiplash), Victor Oladipo (knee). – 3:34 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra on Heat’s grip on rebounding, “It’s getting away from us.” sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… The Heat started the season as a rebounding powerhouse. Now? Not so much, slippage that started even before Bam Adebayo’s thumb injury. – 10:13 AM

More on this storyline

Anthony Chiang: Bam Adebayo said he learned about the torn ligament in his thumb this morning. Called today “a downer.” -via Twitter @Anthony_Chiang / December 2, 2021

Adrian Wojnarowski: ESPN Sources: The expected timeline on a return for Miami’s Bam Adebayo with looming thumb surgery: four-to-six weeks. -via Twitter @wojespn / December 1, 2021

Marc Stein: The Heat announce that Bam Adebayo will require surgery and is out indefinitely after sustaining a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb. More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com -via Twitter @TheSteinLine / December 1, 2021

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