Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s DWTS Injury Results in Surgery

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One of our DWTS faves is headed for surgery!

Maksim Chmerkovskiy injured his calf during rehearsals for the show, as was seen in footage shown on Monday night’s episode. He had to sit out this week, while partner Heather Morris danced with pro Alan Bersten.

Although specifics of the injury are unreleased, the dancer is getting surgery to treat it. He took to Instagram to announce the news.

Gettin’ un-broken… #seedsorthopaedics

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Looks like he may be out for awhile, unfortunately.

His partner Heather still rocked the dance floor on Monday, earning a score of 30 out of 40 from the judges. Judge Len Goodman was critical of the hip-hop breakout section of the dance, which seemed showy and unfitting of the jive style in his opinion. Seems like he might be leaning towards a certain side on the whole Heather Morris casting controversy.

Regardless, we wish Maks a speedy recovery! We hope to see him back on the dance floor soon.

He and his fiancée Peta Murgatroyd are both contenders this season, as both have been paired with stars with serious mirrorball potential. New mama Peta is paired with Bachelor Nick Viall.

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