- or osteophytes - are bony projections from joints, often the result of arthritis.
King of the reverse swingers Jones, suffering from a bone spur
in his right ankle, admitted he felt "useless" watching his team-mates scramble to a three-wicket win at Trent Bridge.
Flintoff, who has just returned from a bone spur
operation, lost patience and gave spinner Bobby Sher the old charge.
But she was forced to have surgery to remove a bone spur
and had to withdraw from the British team.
It feels kind of like last year,'' said Escobar, who had surgery last season to shave down a bone spur
and remove a bone chip last season.
FREDDIE FLINTOFF is facing four months out of cricket after suffering a recurrence of his troublesome ankle bone spur
in South Africa.
It'sa trapped nerve caused by a bone spur
and I feel my two-year exemption has been slightly wasted.
Escobar had surgery last June 29 to remove a bone chip and shave down a bone spur
and was told his current soreness was to be expected with the amount of innings he has pitched in a little over a year.
Earlier, in another bleak medical bulletin from Headquarters, Flintoff revealed he had reluctantly endured his 15th cortisone jab in the last six years to treat inflammation caused by a bone spur
in his left ankle.
Sally underwent surgery to remove a bone spur
from her right Achilles following last summer's world championships, when Kim Batten of the United States pinched both her title and world record.
Saturday's draw pitted Stosur, who said she had left ankle surgery three weeks ago to remove a bone spur
, against Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson in the opening round.
Colon entered this spring coming off a shoulder injury, Kelvim Escobar had surgery last season for a bone chip and a bone spur
in his right elbow and John Lackey developed a sore right shoulder in camp.