Injury Ends Olympian's DWTS Run

Beach volleyball champ Misty May-Treanor ruptured tendon Friday
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Oct 7, 2008 12:03 PM CDT
Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Misty May-Treanor is shown in a rehearsal studio with her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Aug. 25, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor confirmed last night that she is leaving ABC’s Dancing With the Stars after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon. “I'm out,” the beach volleyball champ announced during yesterday’s show, OK! reports. She said she “heard a pop doing the lindy hop” in rehearsal Friday, landing her in a Los Angeles hospital.

“I never thought in a million years I'd hurt myself in ballroom,” said May-Treanor, who could be replaced by the previously eliminated Kim Kardashian. “It felt like I got hit in the back with a baseball bat.”