STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR) — For the second time in his career, Colorado native Mick Dierdorff was named to the U.S. Winter Olympic Team.

The Steamboat Springs snowboarder is currently preparing for the games in Beijing, and reflecting on the training, injuries and journey that brought him to where he is today.

Dierdorff is now in Italy, and answered questions Thursday about his preparation for the big games.

He was joined by Dr. Adam Wilson and Dr. Alejandro Miranda, members of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard physician pool and orthopedic surgeons at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. They discussed the types of injuries these athletes face, and tips to minimize those injuries.

You can watch the conversation on FOX31 NOW in the player above.