Heat star center Bam Adebayo gets brutally honest about needing thumb surgery, which will sideline him for quite a while.

Before suffering a thumb injury, the Miami Heat were on a roll, garnering competitive performances against the league's top teams. Unfortunately, Adebayo sustained the injury after a tough loss against the Denver Nuggets last Monday. With the addition of Kyle Lowry, Miami aimed to bolster their championship aspirations. Adebayo, averaging a career-best 18.7 points while grabbing 10.2 rebounds per game throughout this season, shares a brutal comment on his injury.

A downer indeed, as Adebayo will miss action for the Heat through a packed and challenging month of December. The star big man is estimated to return to the hardwood during mid-January. Today, the Heat stand at fifth in the Eastern Conference, close to teams such as the Bucks, Bulls, and Wizards. With a few resurgences from players like Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro, the Heat can be considered a perennial contender in the east, capable of matching up against the conference's top teams.

Still, the team needs to be healthy come playoff time while maintaining their consistent and effective basketball momentum. Adebayo's injury is expected to take a massive toll on Miami's defense in the paint and rebounding. Dewayne Dedmon is also tapped to gain responsibility for Adebayo's absence as the Heat will try to win games consistently without their all-star center.

Should Miami fans be worried about this troubling injury? Or will Adebayo return in time for a considerable playoff run?