Thursday, 28 August 2014
Djokovic's Coach Boris Becker Diagnosed With Bursitis As He Fights Giant Lump
Boris Becker was spotted having a knock-about at the US Open with an enormous growth protruding from his elbow.
In what was reported to be a severe case of Bursitis, the former world No 1 had a lump almost the size of a tennis ball sticking out of the back of his arm.
The 46-year-old, who won the Slam himself in 1989, is at the tournament as current world No 1 Novak Djokovic's coach.
But it seems the former German star, who won Wimbledon three times in the 1980s, as well as three French Opens and one Australian Open, needs to put his racket down and give his arm a rest.
Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body and it can be treated by simply resting or with , ice, physiotherapy, anti-inflammatory drugs and pain medication.
Fans spotted the lump on Becker's left elbow was he watched the Serbian breeze past Argentine player Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 today.
But more pictures of the uncomfortable-looking bump appeared later on as photographers watched Becker having a knock-up at the Arthur Ashe stadium court at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.