For Canada’s Olympians, injury and pain are part of the game
Jason Burnett is fine. Really, he’s good. Never mind the metal plates in his right leg. Or the screws holding them in place. Or his bandaged left foot, wracked by plantar fasciitis, which aches every time his weight bears down on a trampoline.
“I have pain throughout the day,” said Mr. Burnett, 25, an Olympic silver medalist in trampoline from Etobicoke, Ont. “That’s fine with me, because I have a bigger goal to achieve right now. I’ll deal with this problem later. Right now I have something else to do.”