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Nate Holland breaks collarbone in snowboardcross training

Nate Holland

CAPTION ADDITION: ADDS GIVEN NAME: The second, US American Nate Holland, in action during the men’s team World Cup Snowboard Cross final race, in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, Sunday, March 17, 2013. (KEYSTONE/Maxime Schmid)

MAXIME SCHMID

Two-time U.S. snowboardcross Olympian Nate Holland is in jeopardy of missing the Sochi Games after breaking a collarbone in training, the International Ski Federation (FIS) told NBCOlympics.com.

Holland, 35, suffered the injury before the first World Cup snowboardcross event in Montafon, Austria, this weekend.

Holland was considered a Sochi medal contender. He was 14th at the 2006 Olympics and fourth at the 2010 Olympics, where teammate Seth Wescott won gold both times. Holland won bronze at the 2007 and 2011 World Championships and is a six-time Winter X Games champion, the most recent in 2012.

Wescott, 37, is recovering from left ACL injury surgery in April and not competing in Montafon.

2006 Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis returned from a January 2012 left knee injury and two surgeries to place seventh, one spot behind U.S. teammate Jackie Hernandez.

Hernandez finished last in the A final after crashing. She was taken to the hospital. In an email Saturday morning, U.S. Snowboarding said it would have updates on Holland and Hernandez’s injuries later.

2010 Olympic halfpipe champion Australian Torah Bright, attemping to compete in halfpipe, slopestyle and snowboardcross in Sochi, finished 20th.

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