Gold medal-winning volleyballer Misty May-Treanor confirmed last night that her ruptured Achilles (ouch!) will force to sit out the rest of "Dancing With the Stars." But she says she won't let the injury, which she suffered during rehearsals, stop her from competing in beach volleyball.
"I plan on coming back to the beach," she told USA Today. She also assured the paper that her injury won't affect her plans to try again for gold in 2012.
Though the news was leaked on a radio show earlier in the day, May-Treanor showed up on the show last night to chat with host Tom Bergeron, who should be remembered as one-fifth of the worst Emmy's hosting job ever.
In other Treanor news, 32-year-old Florida Marlins catcher Matt Treanor, Misty May's husband, recently underwent surgery to repair three muscle tears in his left hip. Again ... ouch.
This could severely affect Matt's TV schedule while he's recovering. He told the L.A. Times last month that he would faithfully watch his wife on the show.
Though it's tough to fake a rupturing of the Achilles tendon, we can't help but wonder whether this was a ploy to spend more time at home with the hubby. If so, well played, Misty May ... well played.
SI.com published this feel-good profile of the couple in 2005.