Blake Griffin Had Right Elbow Drained

by November 27, 2013

The gross-looking bursa sac in Blake Griffin’s swollen right elbow was drained after Sunday’s game against the visiting Chicago Bulls. Per the LA Times: “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.’ Griffin said he was told that it wouldn’t be a good idea to have surgery on the bursa sac right now. ‘If you do, there’s an increased chance of arthritis,’ Griffin said. The bursa sac acts as a cushion for bones and muscles. When it becomes filled with fluid, the elbow becomes inflamed. Griffin leads the Clippers in scoring (22.0 points) and minutes played (36.9) and is second in rebounding (10.8) and assists (3.1). Griffin, who is right-handed, said he’s had elbow problems, ‘since my junior year of high school.’ At times, Griffin has worn a protective sleeve on his elbow. ‘But it’s going to get big no matter what, so I just don’t worry about it,’ he said.”