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Shaun White out of U.S. Open

Updated: March 7, 2011, 10:22 PM ET
By Matt Higgins | ESPN Action Sports

Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Shaun White will not compete at the U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships in Stratton, Vt., this week, because he requires foot surgery.

An e-mail statement from White's publicist Samantha Hill on Monday afternoon read: "Shaun is taking a short break from riding due to minor surgery he is having on his foot."

Hill declined to reveal the extent of White's injury, or when it occurred. White has not competed since winning a gold medal ...

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