Looks like Ray Lewis and Cheryl Burke won’t be competing on Dancing With the Stars.
A source tells Entertainment Tonight that the pair plan to withdraw from DWTS tonight (Sept 30) due to an injury that the former NFL star has sustained.
Over the weekend, Lewis shared a post to Instagram detailing issues he’s struggled with since joining the dance competition.
“Don’t get me wrong — I understand the grind — the effort and commitment it takes is unparalleled,” he wrote. “But when you finally level up what else will be left? Did you cut off your friends and family or sacrifice your mental health?”
“Make time for what matters,” he added. “Take care of yourself. Mind, Body, and Spirit. #NoExcuses.”
Last week after Ray and Cheryl found themselves in danger of elimination. After being announced as one of the two bottom couples, the duo was saved by the judges, who sent Mary Wilson and pro Brandon Armstrong home.
UPDATE: After an old tendon injury flared up in rehearsal, Ray was ordered by his doctor to quit the competition, or his tendon would rupture. Eventually, he will need surgery. In a clip from the episode, watch Ray explain what happened, along with a clip of the injury. DWTS champion and former NFL player Rashad Jennings stepped in to perform the routine–a Cha Cha to “Twist and Shout” from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (It was movie night. Check out the full recap).