Lizzo lost weight as he prepared for World Cup title
Lizzie Johnson’s body weight dropped dramatically in recent months as she recovered from a torn Achilles tendon, according to a report in the New York Post.
“I feel like my body is better,” the All-Star forward said.
“It was a little bit of a setback but I’m ready to get back out there.”
Johnson, who played her first four NHL seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers on July 14.
After missing three games with a strained hamstring, Johnson returned to the ice in mid-September.
Her return to the lineup coincided with the start of the Women’s World Cup, which Johnson won in 2014.
“The biggest thing I had to get over was the fact that I was tired and I didn’t want to work out.
So I kind of worked out every day, even with a trainer,” Johnson told the Post.
Johnson added that she plans to stay active, which is something she did last season.
“You can see it, and you can see how good I am,” Johnson said.
The 35-year-old Johnson is the oldest player in the NHL and has been one of the most consistent players in the league during her illustrious career.
Johnson won a record 16 Stanley Cup rings, including two with the Boston Bruins, and her record-setting performance in a 2014 World Cup championship was the catalyst for the team’s move to the New Jersey Devils.