DWTS: Will an Injury Force Derek Hough to Sit Out the Rest of the Season?
The popular pro hurt his foot during a Monday rehearsal of DWTS
Say it ain’t so, Derek Hough!
Dancing with the Stars‘ popular five-time Mirrorball Trophy winner may have to sit out the rest of the season after injuring his foot during a rehearsal Monday, PEOPLE has learned.
“Derek Hough suffered injuries to his right foot and left ankle,” his spokeswoman told PEOPLE. “He has been diagnosed with a broken toe on his right foot and sprains to his left ankle on both the inside and outside aspects and a bone bruise on the same ankle. Derek will remain in Los Angeles this week to rehab his injuries.”
In the short term, Hough’s understudy will fill in for him for New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Hough, 29, has been splitting his time this season between New York and Los Angeles.
“While it remains unclear at this time if Derek will be able to perform on April 27 episode, his partner Nastia Liukin will train in Los Angeles this week with pro-dancer Sasha Farber to prepare for the live show.”
Hough’s injury prevented him from participating in the 10th anniversary special that was taped Tuesday and will air April 28.
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.