Misty May-Treanor undergoes successful surgery for 'Dancing' injury
By John Bracchitta, 10/08/2008
Misty May-Treanor is on the mend.
The 31-year-old beach volleyball star and former Dancing with the Stars contestant underwent successful surgery to repair the Achilles tendon rupture she sustained while rehearsing a jive for the dance competition show with her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Friday, Us Weeklyreported Tuesday.
"Thanks for all your concern and well wishes for Misty," May-Treanor's representative told Us. "I wanted to let you all know Misty had a successful surgery on her ruptured Achilles this morning. She is currently at home recovering. Her husband, Matt, is with her."
Doctors estimate that it will take approximately nine months for May-Treanor's Achilles tendon to fully heal.
May-Treanor appeared on Dancing with the Stars' performance show on Monday -- wearing a brace on her left leg and bound to crutches -- to announce her departure from the show.
"It felt like I got hit in the back with a baseball bat," she told Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron of the injury, which she first noticed after hearing a "pop" after jumping backwards and landing on her left foot.
"I was like 'Ok I'm an athlete. Tape it up and get right back out there.' I tried to put more weight on it and it just felt like nothing was there. I didn't have an ankle, I didn't have a foot," she added.
Both May-Treanor and Chmerkovskiy said that they would remain friends, while May-Treanor added that she planned an eventual return to Dancing with the Stars once she had healed
"When I get healthy we're gonna come back and do the jive," May-Treaner told Bergeron on Monday. "That's what I want."