October 05, 2008 08:13 AM by Joe Reality
Numerous sources are reporting that Misty May-Treanor sustained an injury while practicing for Dancing With The Stars on Friday. ABC has confirmed the injury, but the network has stayed quiet on if the injury will force Misty off the show. Some early reports stated that Misty May-Treanor broke her ankle, but ABC has denied that Misty’s ankle is broken.
According to Access Hollywood, a source told them that Misty May-Treanor will need surgery and is out of the competition. On the official Dancing With The Stars message board, rumors are running rampant over a possible ABC cover-up on the status of Misty May-Treanor. Some posters are suggesting that Misty May-Treanor is definitely out of the competition, but ABC doesn’t want to confirm it, because they want people tuning in to the show on Monday to find out.
As would be expected, there is also much speculation over who will take Misty May-Treanor’s place if the injury does force her out of the competition. One rumor suggests that Misty’s volleyball partner Kerri Walsh will be stepping in to dance with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. However, this rumor is very unlikely, as Kerri Walsh is also reported to be currently out of the country, taking part in the Swatch FIVB Beach Volley World Tour in Dubai.
Another rumor is that Kim Kardashian will be returning to the competition. While this rumor has not been confirmed, it’s not uncommon in reality TV that the last eliminated contestant returns when someone has to unexpectedly drop out of the competition. If Kim Kardashian does return, it’s likely that would mean the return of her partner Mark Ballas as well. Or could Kim be asked to switched partners and dance with Maksim Chmerkovskiy instead?
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