Misty May-Treanor is resting comfortably at home after having a successful surgery on her Achilles tendon. Her rep has issued a statement saying, “Thanks for all your concern and well wishes for Misty. I wanted to let you all know Misty had a successful surgery on her ruptured Achilles this morning. She is currently at home recovering. Her husband, Matt, is with her."
Misty said of the injury that forced her to bow out of Dancing with the Stars: "I heard a pop. I was doing the Lindy Hop. I thought I flew out of control and hit the judges' stairs, or it felt like I got hit in the back with a baseball bat. Then, I just couldn't put weight on it."
That’s a really scary injury to get, especially given the fact that Misty’s real job requires her to be so active. But she’s definitely got the support from her former contestant and former partner.
"Poor thing," contestant Rocco DiSpirito told the Associated Press . "She was dancing so beautifully. She looked so cute. And then she hurt herself. We didn't realize to what extent. We just tried to comfort her the best we could."
May-Treanor's dance partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy couldn't hide his disappointment while speaking with Us after Monday's show.
"This whole thing is really sad, and I'm just sad!" he said.
We wish Misty a full recovery and the next time we see her, we hope it’s on the sand!