Shaun White injured for second time this fall while training for 2018 Winter Olympics

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White was injured for a second time this fall while training for the 2018 Winter Olympics. On Sunday, the snowboarder posted an image and message on Instagram showing a nasty gash on his forehead while in a hospital bed.

White is currently training in New Zealand for this winter’s Olympics, and NBC Sports says, “White was in the hospital after a ‘straight up old fashioned face plant.'”

Back in early September, White suffered another crash during halfpipe practice at the Winter Games New Zealand, forcing him to withdraw from the event and stay off his board for a few weeks.

It remains to be seen how long White might be out this time, but he claims he’ll “be back soon and better than ever.”

White does have plenty of time to heal up and be ready for the Olympic qualifiers that ramp up in December.

Shaun White at the X Games Aspen 2017. Photo: Courtesy of Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images

More about snowboarding from GrindTV

Travis Rice's 'The Fourth Phase Action Cut' just dropped

Chill Zone: 3 snowboarders' custom mountain abodes

Start planning now to see Olympic qualifiers at Dew Tour Breckenridge