Misty May-Treanor, who hurt her achilles tendon and will not be competing for the rest of the season, was almost joined on the sidelines of Dancing With the Stars by Derek Hough, who tripped this weekend and suffered a brief blackout.
Brooke Burke confirmed Misty’s injury today during a radio interview on 104.3 MY FM’s Valentine in the Morning.
"It’s such a sad situation,” Brooke said. “She did hurt her Achilles tendon. I don’t know if she tore it or she ruptured it. It happened this week. She’s out of the competition, I mean, just like that.”
On Saturday the show’s producers released a statement saying, ”Despite previous reports, she did not break her ankle. She is resting comfortably at home. Doctors will re-evaluate her condition on Monday and determine the outcome of her participation on the show.” An official announcement is expected tonight.
Meanwhile, reps for the show confirmed Derek’s injury to Access Hollywood and Brooke took to her blog to talk about the scary incident.
“At Saturday’s rehearsal, Derek was walking backwards and tripped over something on the floor. He was knocked out for a brief moment and was taken to the hospital as a precaution to make sure he was OK,” a rep for Derek says. “After test results showed that he was fine, Derek was released and was sent home to rest. He will be ready to go for tonight’s show.”
Brooke recounted the event on her blog, saying, “It has been an intense weekend, especially yesterday when Derek and I almost found ourselves out of the competition."
“Saturday, on the CBS stage, we were practicing as usual when Derek accidentally tripped over a box, while walking backwards,” she says. “As he tried to break his fall, by jumping up, his foot caught a stage light which sent him further into the air. He landed on his back on the wooden dance floor and smashed the back of his head. He was disoriented, blacked out for a few seconds, and was flattened out in pain. He couldn’t move, I sat beside him as he layed [sic] there and we waited for help to arrive.”
Nevertheless, Derek’s mind was still on the competition.
“He was talking about today’s rehearsals and assured me that he would be ok to dance. That was the last thing on my mind. I wanted him to be okay,” wrote Brooke.