After Monday’s Dancing with the Stars telecast, injured pro Maks Chmerkovskiy traveled to Ashtabula, Ohio to for treatment and surgery from William A Seeds, M.D. of Seeds Orthopaedics amp Sports Medicine, who previously treated current DWTS pros Artem Chigvintsev and wife Peta Murgatroyd.
UPDATE: Entertainment Tonight is reporting that the injury is worse than everyone thought. Also, Maks had a series of shots, rather than surgery.
However, a source tells ET that Chmerkovskiy tore his calf muscle “pretty badly,” and that he’s gotten a series of shots — not a surgery — to help recover.
“He told everyone he will be back in a couple of weeks but that isn’t true, it’s a lot worse than everyone initially thought,” the source says. “Doctors are insisting that Maks sit out for at least a month, but knowing Maks he will try and rush it and get back into the competition.”
The DWTS pro posted a hospital selfie on Instagram and Twitter late Wednesday night. “Gettin’ un-broken,” Maks captioned his photo that showed him in a surgical gown with a IV infusion on the back of his hand.
Maks suffered a calf injury while rehearsing with celebrity partner Heather Morris last weekend. The dancer was sidelined as DWTS troupe member Alan Bersten stepped in to perform the jive to compete in week 2. Maks has stated he’s not sure when he’ll be able to return to the competition.
Via People Magazine