Amy Purdy Suffers Injury On DWTS

By: Lindsay McCane - April 29, 2014

Amy Purdy is the latest contestant to suffer an injury on the dancing competition Dancing with the Stars.

Purdy, a Paralympian snowboarder and one of the top contenders on the show, was rushed to the hospital after she heard a popping in her back.

“Right after judging, I turned my head and my back cracked and it just seized up,” Purdy told Erin Andrews backstage. “Everything’s really painful right now. It’s hard to breathe.”

While Purdy and her partner Derek Hough pulled out a score of 36 out of 40 with their slow rendition of Light My Fire by The Doors, sadly they did not get to participate in the team dance later in the show. “We have our team dance and I feel so bad because I love our dance,” she said. “We all had so much fun putting it together and we were killing it together.”

While in the hospital, receiving treatment, Purdy took the opportunity to update her fans on her prognosis and to thank them for their love and support. “I’m doing okay, thanks for your support everyone! The DR thinks it’s muscular, still waiting on the official word.. #PurdyHough #dwts,” she tweeted and then added, “As we walked away from the judging table my upper back cracked & went into spasms..in pain but I’m in good hands.”

Purdy said that she doesn’t know if she will be able to take part in the competition next week, but she is keeping her fingers crossed and hoping for good results.

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