After straining his abdominal muscle while going up for a dunk in game one against the Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh summed the experience up in very short words.

"It sucks," said Bosh.

Bosh is now considered indefinitely out with the injury, with the All-Star and Heat training staff taking the injury day-by-day to determine his status. Bosh showed up to Miami's practice on Monday afternoon to much support from his teammates, and though he is disappointed with the injury, does not find himself too downtrodden.

"We preach all these things that it is going to be tough, and that it is a hard long road, and you have to deal with the bumps," said Bosh who had 13 points and 5 rebounds in 16 minutes on Sunday.

"My bump is here, and I just have to make sure that I get over it. So I didn't want any of my teammates just thinking that something is wrong with me emotionally. I'm here for support, my head is in the game, and I'm going to try to get back out there."

Indiana already had a considerable size advantage over Miami before Bosh was injured, but Miami still continued to out-rebound Indiana 45-38 on Sunday. That is just one of the many reasons Indiana doesn't expect the Bosh injury to necessarily curtail the Heat's ability to play basketball. Miami will still depend heavily on the NBA's Most Valuable Player in Lebron James and All-Star Dwayne Wade to support the offense.

Indiana Pacers Head Coach Frank Vogel jokingly had a solution to that problem.

"We double-team both of them every time they touch the ball," said Vogel.

"We understand that those two guys are going to take every shot, but no our plan isn't going to change dramatically. With Bosh in the line-up, we understand those two guys are major threats. With him out of the line-up, we understand those two guys are major threats. So there aren't a lot of differences on how you approach the game, obviously it helps not having Bosh's scoring ability out there, but they have other guys that can do it too."

Vogel went on to talk about how schematically Miami won't change what they do defensively without Bosh, and that Indiana will still have to depend heavily on side-to-side ball movement to attack the Heat's defense. Pacers forward David West agrees with Vogel's assessment.

"I don't think we can overreact to one guy going down," said West, who finished with 17 points and twelve rebounds in game one.

"Again they have in Wade and Lebron, with Bosh going out it is just going to put the ball into their hands even more. When you have two guys like that, I don't think losing a guy is going to affect what they are going to do. Other than his height, they have guys who will come off the bench and that are strong and physical. I just don't think we can overreact to it.'

Miami's Lebron James, who had a stellar performance in game one with 32 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 assists, seems ready for the test of playing without one of the "Big Three".

"We have guys who are ready to mix it up," said James. "In regular season games you get one day of preparation, and maybe more if you are lucky. There are no excuses for anybody. I mean the Bulls lost their MVP, and so there are no excuses. A lot of teams have had injuries, so we look forward ot the challenge."

Game two between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers takes place tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. at the American Airlines Arena.