Maksim Chmerkovskiy Injured, Missing “Dancing With The Stars” (VIDEO)

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Maks Chmerkovskiy Injured

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Maks Chmerkovskiy Injured


Maksim Chmerkovskiy is injured, and will miss Monday night’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Watch below.

As revealed in rehearsal footage shown on Monday’s “GMA,” Chmerkovskiy suffered an injury while rehearsing with partner Heather Morris on Friday. The two were practicing a jive set to “Grown” by Little Mix when the pro suddenly yelled out in pain. He apparently did something to his calf while executing a move, and ended up on the floor in agony.

“It’s my calf muscle. It just felt like something hit it,” he can be heard saying. Lara Spencer on “Good Morning America” acknowledged they are unsure of the “extent of the injury,” but confirmed Chmerkovskiy would be sitting out tonight’s live broadcast, despite it only being the second week of competition. Consequently, Morris will be dancing with a fill-in, Alan Bersten, until her partner is able to return.

That said, Chmerkovskiy is still expected to be in the ballroom to at least watch the proceedings go down. And at the end of the two-hour show, season 24 of “DWTS” will have its first elimination, sending one couple packing. While this injury is certainly a setback, it’s unlikely he and Morris will be the ones given the boot. As Gossip Cop reported, Morris and Chmerkovskiy’s premiere dance last week was called “beautiful” by the judges.

But, as Chmerkovskiy discussed on “The View” recently, there is controversy surrounding the “Glee” star’s participation in the show. Check out the “GMA” video about the pro’s injury below.

UPDATE: Chmerkovskiy posted on Instagram, “Sorry I was MIA. Tune in to @dancingabc today and all will be explained. Tough show for #teamMaksimumHeat and @heatherrelizabethh would have to hold it down for both of us. Please show her your love and support while I work on getting my ass back to the ballroom.
#DidNotSeeThisComing #WillBeBackBetterThanEver.” For her part, Morris tweeted, “Will be missing @MaksimC tonight, but you better believe I’m still bringing the heat with @Dance10Alan in the meantime #TeamMaksimumHeat.”

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy is injured, and will sit out “Dancing with the Stars” on March 27, 2017.

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