Injury causes Rycroft to miss 'Dancing'

April 28, 2009 4:20:20 AM PDT
Melissa Rycroft was the top scorer on "Dancing With the Stars" last week, but she was absent from Monday's show. [PHOTOS: SEE IMAGES FROM MONDAY'S SHOW!]

Host Tom Bergeron says Rycroft sustained a painful rib injury that prevented her from performing. Her professional partner, Tony Dovolani, said she also suffered complications from treatment for the injury.

The couple was judged on a rehearsal performance and earned 21 out of 30 points for their jive. Former contestant Steve-O was also judged on a rehearsal performance when he hurt himself early in this season's competition.

Doctors told Rycroft she has a hairline fracture but can continue competing on the ABC dance-off.

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