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Medical staff cleared White to compete

Updated: January 30, 2010, 9:39 PM ET
Associated Press

ASPEN, Colo. -- Shaun White received what a Winter X Games doctor called a thorough medical evaluation before he was cleared to head back down the superpipe after a skull-rattling accident that left him seeing stars.

White told friends he was feeling better than he thought he would Saturday, the day after he slammed his face on the pipe during Winter X Games practice while trying his most difficult and dangerous trick, the Double McTwist 1260.

ESPN medical staff said they checked him ...

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