The Boston Bruins are already pretty banged up. The news coming out on Saturday isn’t going to make their lives any easier.
Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney issued the following update on forward David Pastrnak : “David underwent a successful removal of the olecranon bursa from his right elbow on Friday, December 16 at Newton Wellesley Hospital by Dr. Matthew Leibman. He will likely be unavailable for the games on Sunday and Tuesday. His condition will be re-assessed on a day-to-day basis.”
Bursitis is an inflammation of small sacs of fluid (bursae) that help joints move smoothly. Olecranon bursitis, which affects the olecranon bursa at the back of the elbow, is sometimes called Popeye elbow. This is because the bump that develops at the back of the elbow looks like the cartoon character Popeye’s elbow. also goes by the name ‘Popeye Elbow’
HE HAS/HAD POPEYE ELBOW!
Here is a picture of Popeye and his elbows.