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Shaun White injured while training in New Zealand


Shaun White, an Olympic snowboarder, suffered a crash last week while training for the Winter Games NZ in New Zealand.

White is the winner of 24 Winter and Summer X Games metals in snowboarding and skateboarding. He is most known for his wins in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics. He holds the X Games record for gold metals - 15 to be exact - and 23 other metals. White has also won 10 ESPY awards for the Best Male Action Sports and Best Male US Olympic Athlete, according to his official page.

White was injured by "under rotating a double flip," according to his Instagram page. "I took a crash while practicing for the event. Nothing is broken but the doctors advised me to take a few weeks off. I'm heading home to rest and prepare for more snowboarding next month," White told USA Today.

White was scheduled to compete in the Winter Games on Friday Sept. 1, 2017, and Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, but that was interrupted by his unfortunate accident. According to USA Today, he is planning to return to New Zealand in October to train and will also train in Switzerland before that.

"The biggest scare was seeing blood in my urine but after the tests all came back looking good I was released to go home. Life's going to knock you down ... get up learn from your mistakes, and you'll be better for it!" White posted on Instagram.

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