April 20, 2009 01:00 PM by Britteny Elrick
Dancing With The Starshas been plagued with injury this season. Last Wednesday, PEOPLE reported that Ty Murray injured his eye in rehearsals. According to the report, his partner Chelsie Hightower’s microphone pack fell off and struck him in the eye when they were doing a lift…
Ty told PEOPLE, “It was bleeding for a little while and is slightly back and blue but I kept ice on it. It’s not a big deal to me because in bull riding you see that from time to time, but I guess people aren’t used to seeing a little blood in the ballroom.” Fellow dancer Derek Hough said of the injury, “He’s a cowboy, so he’s used to that kind of stuff. You know Ty, he’s like, ‘It’s alright. No problem. Don’t worry about me.’”
The Dancing With The Starscontestantalso wrote about the injury on his blog, saying, “I got up and first thing this morning I had to drive about an hour away to a studio where we had our first practice for the group dance that is going to be this Monday. All the celebrities and their partners need to learn a routine where all of us get out there together. They brought in a choreographer and we worked at that from about 9 a.m. until 1:30 and while I was there I got my eye cut open.”
He continues, “It might end up being a black eye, but I’m not sure. I was doing this thing with Chelsie where I spin her around up above my head and her mic-pack came loose, swung around and hit me in the eye. It was actually really funny having all of us train and practice together and the choreography was cracking me up. I was watching Lawrence Taylor do some of it and he was watching me and we were both laughing pretty hard.”
Well, we know that Ty has been struggling the past couple of week, be sure to tune in tonight to see if he and Chelsie will be able to impress the judges!
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