Heat's Chalmers out with thumb injury

Updated: January 31, 2010, 11:38 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers has a partially torn ligament in his left thumb and is out indefinitely.

Chalmers was hurt Friday in Detroit and sat out the Heat's 95-84 loss at Milwaukee on Saturday, the first game he's missed in his two-year career. An MRI exam Sunday confirmed the injury.

Also, forward Michael Beasley will be a game-time decision for Monday's game against the Bucks after further testing confirmed a hyperextended right knee.

The Heat have fallen into a tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference.


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