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'Dancing With the Stars': Injury report!

A tally of the bodily harm inflicted on contestants of the hit reality show, from Brooke Burke’s bruised foot to Marie Osmond’s fainting spell

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It’s a backbreaking job (almost literally), and last season it got really hurty. We recount the injuries that have befallen contestants on ABC’s hit hoofing competition.

Marie Osmond

fainting spell

Season 5

Derek Hough

strained neck muscle

Season 6

Cristiáde la Fuente

ruptured bicep

Season 6

Karina Smirnoff

twisted ankle

Season 7

Misty May-Treanor

Achilles’ tendon

Season 7

Susan Lucci

foot fractures

Season 7

Brooke Burke

severe foot bruise

Season 7

Jeffrey Ross

poked in eye by partner’s finger

Season 7

Maurice Greene

hyperextended leg

Season 7

Nancy O’Dell

knee injury

Pre-Season 8


tibia fractures

Pre-Season 8

Gilles Marini

tendinitis in shoulder & groin

Pre-Season 8