Patric Young injury: Shoulder and arm fine, popped bursa sac in elbow worrisome

USA TODAY Sports

Patric Young favored his shoulder after a hard foul on Saturday. But another injury to his elbow is more worrisome.

The good injury news about Patric Young comes first: The hard foul that he received from Reginald Buckner late in Florida's 78-64 win over Mississippi on Saturday, which led to Young favoring his shoulder as he walked slowly down the court, has apparently left no lasting impacts, as Young was back at practice with full use of his shoulder on Sunday.

But it's the thing that Chris Harry reports as an afterthought that I find interesting:

At first, the sequence looked pretty bad for Young, who last week popped a burso sack in his elbow and dealt with some temporary discomfort there, too.

Harry means bursa sac, surely — there's no such thing as a burso sac, much less a burso sack. But if Young's having them pop in his elbow, that can be a sign of bursitis, which can be chronic.

Bursa sacs are small, fluid-filled sacs that serve as cushions between bones and tendons or muscles, and you have plenty of them, naturally, around many of your joints, like your elbow and knee. But there's a type of bursa sac that can develop on its own, an adventitious bursa, and those can be precursors to bursitis and painful on their own.

It's a promising sign that Young popping a bursa sac wasn't a big enough deal within the program to be reported when it first happened, but, because the development of adventitious bursae can be symptomatic of worse things, it's worth keeping an eye on going forward.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Alligator Army

You must be a member of Alligator Army to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Alligator Army. You should read them.

Join Alligator Army

You must be a member of Alligator Army to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Alligator Army. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker