On Day 2 of the 2012 Winter X Games in Aspen, the Slopestyle qualifier took place without the presence of the world's most famous snowboarder. Shaun White aggravated a left ankle injury while practicing for the event on Friday morning, according to Dave Krause of the Denver Post.
"I'm disappointed. My priority this year was to ride in slopestyle, and unfortunately I hit my ankle again riding the course in today's practice," White told ESPN. "I'm going to rest up and get ready to ride pipe on Sunday."
According to Colin Bane of Xgames.com, White first aggravated an old ankle sprain during Thursday's practice for the Men's Snowboard SuperPipe event. Shaun had been cleared for both the Slopstyle qualifier and SuperPipe elimination events on Friday, but will now be out of action until the SuperPipe qualifier on Sunday morning.