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Brandon Phillips out five days with elbow that “looks like a balloon”

Aug 10, 2011, 4:42 PM EDT

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Brandon Phillips was hit on the elbow by a pitch last night and posted the following note on Twitter when he woke up this morning:

Woke up today and my elbow looks like a ballon… Can’t fully extend it!!!! I think I need an XRay… Please don’t let it be broken #Pray4Me

X-rays showed nothing broken, but Phillips later tweeted that he’s been diagnosed with “traumatic lateral epicondylitis” and “contusion to lateral extensor mechanism.”

He expects to miss five days, but we’ll pass along any more updates he posts on Twitter in the meantime.

  1. spudchukar - Aug 10, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Generally, ballooning elbows are ruptures to the bursa sac. How about some help here Cur?

    • spudchukar - Aug 10, 2011 at 4:47 PM

      Guess it is tennis elbow.

    • okwhitefalcon - Aug 10, 2011 at 6:33 PM

      I had my left elbow’s bursa sac rupture, ballooned big time with intense heat around the area.

      Diganosed on a Monday, drained on Tuesday, filled with fluid again Wednesday and operated on Thursday.

      Usually caused by extended wear and tear or blunt trauma, IE – getting plunked on the elbow.

      Hopefully it doesn’t escalate to the above, Phillips is a bit of a goofy bastard but quite entertaining and a helluva ballplayer.

  2. sportsdrenched - Aug 10, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    At least he can still tweet. One of my favorite follows…next to @Oldhoss

  3. macjacmccoy - Aug 10, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    all i know about bursa sacs is that Peyton Manning had a problem with 1 in his knee and he sucked for about 5 weeks because of it.

  4. Tim's Neighbor - Aug 11, 2011 at 2:22 AM

    I’m sure God is very concerned with BP’s elbow.

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