Nov 24, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) guards Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Clippers won 121-82. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Blake Griffin Gets Fluid Drained from Elbow

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This information was reported a few days ago, but I thought it was important to post.

Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports that Blake Griffin is once again dealing with bursa sac in his right elbow. Griffin had the elbow drained after the Los Angeles Clippers victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Blake Griffin said the bursa sac in his swollen right elbow was drained after Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center.

Griffin had the same elbow drained last season.

“It’s still a little big,” Griffin said Tuesday. “But they put some anti-inflammatory fluid in there. It should go down in the next couple of days.”

via Clippers’ Blake Griffin gets elbow treatment | Los Angeles Times

Like myself, I’m sure most Fully Clips readers aren’t familiar with bursa sac, so I headed to Google to get a scoop on it. Here’s what I found:

Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa. The bursa is a sac filled with lubricating fluid, located between tissues such as bone, muscle, tendons, and skin, that decreases rubbing, friction, and irritation.

Via WebMD, Buritis is caused by “repetitive, minor impact in the area”. Considering the sport at hand is basketball, it’s no shock that Griffin deals with something like this, especially since he’s a post-up player enduring lots of contact night-in and night-out.

Hopefully Blake’s play (averaging 21.5 points on 55 percent from the field) won’t be affected by this elbow injury.

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