Misty May-Treanor suffers injury, 'Dancing with the Stars' fate unknown
By Steve Rogers, 10/05/2008
Misty May-Treanor's continued participation in Dancing with the Stars' seventh season is in question after the Olympic gold medalist beach volleyball player suffered an injury on Friday.
"Misty May-Treanor sustained an injury on Friday and received immediate medical attention," ABC confirmed in a media statement released Saturday.
"Despite previous reports, she did not break her ankle," the network clarified. "She is resting comfortably at home. Doctors will reevaluate her condition on Monday and determine the outcome of her participation on the show."
However according to Access Hollywood, a source close to Dancing with the Starstold the entertainment news show that May-Treanor -- who has been competing with professional partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- is out of the competition and will require surgery.
Should May-Treanor be forced to exit the competition, she will be the first celebrity to withdraw from Dancing with the Stars since Sara Evans quit the show's third season in October 2006.
Evans' withdrawal -- which came with only six celebrities still in the competition -- occurred hours after she filed for divorce from Craig Schelske, her husband of thirteen years.
After Evans withdrew, Dancing with the Stars asked Willa Ford -- the celebrity who had been eliminated on the show's most recent results show -- to return to the show and take Evans' place, however she declined the offer.
Instead, all five remaining couples performed during Dancing with the Stars' next performance show and ABC -- which despite her public withdrawal announcement, had billed Evans' departure as "rumors" and urged viewers to watch the show's next performance episode to find out whether she was "really leaving" -- ended the week's results show with a surprise announcement that no one would be eliminated.