Pearce unsure about competitive future

Updated: November 26, 2010, 3:30 PM ET
By Matt Higgins | ESPN Action Sports

Nearly 12 months after sustaining a traumatic brain injury during a practice session, pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce plans to return to competition -- as a spectator at the Winter X Games, Jan. 27-30.

Pearce, 23, has not strapped in on snow since crashing and striking his head Dec. 31, 2009, while attempting a double cork in a halfpipe at Park City, Utah. He was practicing the move -- which only a handful of riders had begun performing earlier in the year -- in advance of the 2010 ...

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