Adebayo suffered a torn UCL in his right thumb during Monday's loss to the Nuggets and will need surgery, which will keep him sidelined indefinitely, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the star big man will miss approximately six weeks, but there won't be a specific timeline for his return until after surgery, which is set for this weekend. Adebayo was averaging 18.7 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.1 steals across 32.9 minutes per game before the injury, so his absence will be a huge blow to the Heat. Dewayne Dedmon (knee), P.J. Tucker and KZ Okpala will likely all need to step up during Adebayo's lengthy absence.

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