We couldn't help but notice the young athletes on crutches and in casts when we went to USASA Nationals to compete, in Spring 2010. Here we catch up with 6 of them and ask them about what happened. All the injured snowboarders hurt themselves competing or practicing for the slopesyle events, either at Nationals or earlier in the season. Meet Sarah from Sunday River with her broken wrist, Katie Pool with a broken heel, Hunter Murphy of MN with a broken ankle, Thomas O'Hara from NJ with his chipped kneecap, Meghan Tierney from NJ healing from her broken tibia and fibula, and Carter Smalley from CO with his torn MCL. Reporting and video by Lauren Traub Teton, exclusive for SnowboardSecrets.TV.
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