Heat center Bam Adebayo has successful surgery on injured thumb

Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat poses for a photo during Media Day at FTX Arena on September 27, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Michael Reaves, 2021 Getty Images)

MIAMI – The Miami Heat provided an update on injured center Bam Adebayo.

Adebayo has been out since Nov. 29 after suffering a torn UCL in his right thumb during a loss to the Denver Nuggets.

On Tuesday, the Heat said Adebayo had successful surgery on the injury.

According to the Heat, Dr. Steven Shin performed the operation at the Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center in Los Angeles.

Adebayo is expected to miss between four and six weeks.

The Heat (14-11) have gone 1-3 in four games without Adebayo.

Miami’s next game is Wednesday night against Milwaukee at FTX Arena.

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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.