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08-04-2011, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Nac Mac Feegle View Post

It involves breaking both legs, inserting steel rods into both sides of the break, and slowly pulling the bones apart. It is one of the most painful procedures a patient can go through, and the healing time is several months.

It's usually only used on people who have one leg shorter than the other or people afflicted with dwarfism.

Good luck trying to do that with an athlete.
I saw that on Nip/Tuck once. So weird.

And yeah, it's obviously a fluff piece. There have been tons of guys his size that have been drafted and never seen a minute of NHL action. He may be skilled but he'll need more than a few years of work to be even considered for a shot in the majors.

Something like this needs to become second nature to him:

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