DwtS News: Misty Is Out

ET Online reports that Dancing with the Stars 7 contestant Brooke Burke said in a radio interview that an Achilles tendon injury has forced Misty May-Treanor to leave the competition. Misty and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were scheduled to dance the Jive this week.

When Sara Evans withdrew from Season 3, no other couple was eliminated on that week’s Results Show. Unless the rumor that Kim Kardashian might take Misty’s place proves true, I’m assuming that the procedure will be the same this week (although Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris will probably act as though someone is being kicked off). Perhaps since the injury happened before the Performance Show, this week’s votes and scores will be combined with next week’s votes and scores to determine the next celebrity eliminated.

Misty showed a lot of potential in her two weeks on the show. How will her departure affect the leaderboard? Has this cleared Brooke’s path to victory? And how much does it suck for Maks to lose perhaps his ideal celebrity partner?