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Canucks’ Booth put on some serious weight this summer

Sep 4, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT

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David Booth took a cautious approach to rehabbing his broken ankle this summer — really cautious.

Booth, the Canucks winger that missed 21 regular season and four playoff games last year with the injury, spent much of rehab off his feet and focusing on his upper body, which resulted in a fairly significant weight gain.

Like, 32 pounds significant.

Booth tipped the scales at 237 pounds this summer, according to 24 Hours Vancouver, but has since returned to a more normal playing weight of 205 pounds.

The 28-year-old lamented how long it took to recover from his ankle injury, noting he only recently resumed skating.

“Even mid-late August, I was still frustrated with how long this injury takes,” he explained. “I was sticking to upper body to stay in shape and it was tough.”

Booth still hasn’t been medically cleared for a return to action, and said he’s unsure as to when he’ll be ready to go.

“[The ankle’s] finally feeling good but it is a long time to get to where you need to be,” he said. “It is the most frustrated I’ve been, even more so than my concussion.

“You want to be able to do something but you can’t.”

  1. sabatimus - Sep 4, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    So he’s back to his usual weight. Then why is this a story? So idiots like me will cry foul and comment on it, apparently.

    • bauxjangles - Sep 4, 2013 at 5:28 PM

      Agreed, this story would have actually been a story if it were written while he was overweight.

    • Jason Brough - Sep 4, 2013 at 5:37 PM

      The story is he had a fairly serious ankle injury and he was unable to train hard for quite a while. The weight gain provides context. Nobody’s trying to create a controversy or suggest he’s not a good professional. It’s just, you know, some information about David Booth’s rehab from an ankle injury.

      • endusersolutions2013 - Sep 4, 2013 at 5:59 PM

        Also says he was not slacking – that he did the best he could while lower body work was on hold. If he’d gained NOT due to working out with weights other than a knife and fork, it would have been a problem.

      • bauxjangles - Sep 4, 2013 at 7:04 PM

        He put on weight and then he lost it. So he’s back to where he was pre-ankle injury? That’s usually the intent. I still don’t see how this is a story. “Context” is a stretch.

        In breaking news, his hair was long until he cut it.

      • doubles22 - Sep 5, 2013 at 12:26 PM

        That headline comes across to me as a type of cherry picking / teaser in the name of eliciting web hits. Congrats PHT, I fell for it. I get the “provides context” piece of the whole story. I also get the “sensationalistic headline” that is very misleading in the realm of the whole story, and a big reason why the media gets a bad rap for spot-picking.

  2. blomfeld - Sep 4, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    and meanwhile …

    the carcasses of those he ‘cowardly’ executed lay rotting in the woods … therefore let it be that both Booth and his confederates are now punished ruthlessly for ‘that’ which they have done, God willing …

    • kaptaanamerica - Sep 6, 2013 at 1:02 AM

      why lie about booth? The guy didn’t leave animals to rot.he’s a legitimate hunter and people like yourself can’t do anything about it. Eat your vegetables and lane the meat for everyone else.

  3. badintent - Sep 5, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    He could have made a few shakes , and held his weight by following a diet written for him by the team trainer. But that meant he would have to be able to read. Not gonna happen.

  4. kitshky - Sep 5, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    There’s a special kind of hell for people who go to a Hockey blog in the middle of summer and complain about the stories not being “news”.

  5. mrhyperpants - Sep 5, 2013 at 6:04 PM


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