Sasha Farber to Replace Derek Hough on Dancing With the Stars?

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Sasha Farber will be training with Dancing With the Stars contestant Nastia Liukin during Derek Hough's absence. Hough injured his foot and ankle recently and needs some time for healing.

This is leaving some to wonder if Sasha Farber will be replacing Derek Hough for the remainder of this season.

People magazine reported recently on the immediate plan for Team Houghkin.

“Derek Hough suffered injuries to his right foot and left ankle,” a rep told the publication. “He has been diagnosed with a broken toe on his right foot and sprains to his left ankle on both the inside and outside aspects and a bone bruise on the same ankle. Derek will remain in Los Angeles this week to rehab his injuries.”

"While it remains unclear at this time if Derek will be able to perform on April 27th episode, his partner Nastia Liukin will train in Los Angeles this week with pro-dancer Sasha Farber to prepare for the live show," the rep added.

Fans of Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough are likely saying prayers and sending well wishes his way, in hopes that he will be able to once again perform in the competition.

Hopefully--in the meantime--Nastia Liukin will get her rehearsal time in with Sasha Farber, and be ready to roll if Derek Hough is given the green light by his doctors to perform.

Do you think Nastia Liukin stands a chance at winning Dancing With the Stars if Sasha Farber winds up replacing Derek Hough for the remainder of the season?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.