Shaun White falls, hurts wrist on ‘intimidating’ Olympic slopestyle course

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Photo: Reuters

Photo: Reuters

Shaun White, Tuesday, fell and hit his wrist while training on the ‘intimidating’ Olympic slopestyle course. He apparently slipped on some ice he didn’t see while on approach to one of the jumps.

According to USA Today, “It’s one of those things that is going to be annoying, but I don’t think it will affect my performance.” Said White.

We’ll just have to wait and see if this “small” injury affects his performance come Thursday’s qualifying event.

In related news, Norway’s Torstein Horgmo fell on the opening rail of the slopestyle course and broke his collar bone; he’s officially out of Olympic slopestyle.