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For the second time this fall, Shaun White took a legitimate beating during halfpipe training. This time landing on his head and scratching up his forehead. “I’ve always lived my life by pushing the limits. Winning is great, but it’s the tough times that truly define you. I took a slam while training the other day, but don’t worry I’ll be back soon and better than ever,” he said in an Instagram post.


No word on whether White was concussed but it was the second major spill he’s taken in New Zealand. He also banged up his shoulder during practice in early September and had to pull out of a World Cup event.

White had a rough start to last season when he placed 11th at the X Games. But he finished the season strong by winning the U.S. Open. He’s looking to qualify for the Olympics in South Korea this winter, which could be his last Olympic games.  The first of a series of qualifying events for the U.S. Snowboarding Team is in Breckenridge, Colo. in December.


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