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'Dancing' Lysacek competes with a concussion

April 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek has won the prize for the most injuries this season on "Dancing With the Stars." The "Dancing" contestant has broken his toes and now he has a concussion. Evan Lysacek channeled his best Olympic spirit to power through a rough week of "Dancing With the Stars."

"There's a little goose egg back there, in the back. No one sees the back," said Lysacek.

After spending the first half of the season on or near the top of the "Dancing" leaderboard fans cringed at the sight of Lysacek falling directly on his head during rehearsal, causing a concussion.

"I was just a little disoriented, that's all. I have a headache and some neck ache, but it wasn't a big deal," said Lysacek. "You know, we're obviously pushing the physical limit. Maybe we pushed it a little too far this week."

"With the little head-bump on the floor, yes that was a bit of a disadvantage," said professional dancer Anna Trebunskaya.

Injury or not, Lysacek had the support of the studio audience and one famous face from last season, "Dancing" champ Donny Osmond.

"I think Evan is in a perfect position to win this thing," said Osmond. "Think about what happened to me. I was down at the bottom of the leaderboard. He's in fifth place right now."

Osmond says Lysacek has a real shot at the mirror ball trophy because he is able to learn his routines with such determination and focus.

"Evan's got the determination. He's focused," said Osmond. I think the reason I relate to him is because he's doing two jobs at the same time. Who else was doing two jobs at the same time?"

We'll see if the fans agree with Osmond and keep Lysacek in the competition. One couple will go home Tuesday. Watch all the "Dancing" action starting at 8 p.m. on ABC7.


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