Injured Shaun White postpones return to skateboard competition

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 23, 2010 8:41 am

Proving the cane he used to walk the red carpet at Spike TV Guy’s Choice Awards was not just for style points, Shaun White’s left ankle injury appears to be serious business. Details of the injury still aren’t very clear at this point, but White is said to have rolled his ankle while training for the event.

The 2006 and 2010 Olympic Snowboarding Champion had previously planned to make his triumphant return to competitive skateboarding this weekend in Boston at the Skate Open ISF Skateboarding World Championships, but will now be relegated to the broadcast booth instead. Shaun will now be joining NBC-TV announcers to call Sunday’s Skateboard Vert Finals.