DR HQ: Anatomy 101—Bursitis

When Bryce Harper (OF, WAS) landed on the disabled list late last week with bursitis in his left knee, it triggered a couple of interesting emails to me. One, the writer asked “Is Harper’s knee real bad since he has bad knees just like my grandfather?”

This week’s Anatomy 101 will look at bursitis and how the ailment can negatively effect a player and if it is indeed an indicator of bad knees among other chronic situations.

What is Bursitis?

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