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Maksim Chmerkovskiy

I Hurt My Moneymaker ...

MY ANKLE!!!

4/21/2013 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0419-tmz-maksim-chmerkovskiyEven if Maksim Chmerkovskiy does want to dance with stars again, the Ukrainian pro needs ankle surgery before he can even consider a return to "Dancing with the Stars."

As TMZ first reported
, Maksim sat out the most recent season to pursue other entertainment gigs ... so far he's got an appearance on "General Hospital" to show for it.

Sources tell us, producers at "DWTS" desperately want Maksim to return to the show next season. But sources close to Maksim say that won't be possible until he gets surgery on one of his ankles.

We're told the wear and tear of working with untrained dancers each season has taken its toll Maksim (as opposed to dancing with another pro, which is way easier).

Our sources say producers are throwing around various ideas to make Maksim a part of the show in any way possible ... perhaps as just a choreographer.

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IwuvTMZ    

Put a bandage on it.

519 days ago
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HillbillyHell    

Boston Marathon Bomber nex-Of-kin Going YasAka Dancing Wit Stars.

519 days ago
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spader    

Dude's got boobs !!

519 days ago
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Franc    

This egomaniac wore out his welcome. The show improved when he stopped being on it. Val is a joy, Maks is a jerk. And boy, he really has a great acting career, huh? Even Kirstie didn't give him a role in her sitcom!

519 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

I bet Kirstie Alley contributed to his injury.
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Phishie from Philly

519 days ago
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becca1309    

Val was on General Hospital not Maks

519 days ago
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Jane     

The show is better without him. Thug.

519 days ago
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Duke Steele    

Boo hoo hoo. He hurt his ankle and now he can't dance. How sad. Mavbe if he had a real job like a man this wouldn't have happened and we wouldn't have to read about it.

519 days ago
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Truth    

DWTS IS F*CKING DESPERATE... TOTAL LOSER Z-LISTED CELEBS THIS SEASON. RATINGS ARE FALLING FASTER THAN LINDSAY'S IQ. NO 1 WATCHES THAT SH*T ANYMORE. POINT BLANK! #TRUTH!!

519 days ago
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Traci     

Maks is a god! I will start watching again when he comes back. Not before! Hopefully he'll get the operation then come back as normal. Maybe he could be a guest judge while he's on the mend? I bet he'd be a great, mouthy, opinionated judge!

519 days ago
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static    

STFU you sissy you couldn't do an honest day's work if you're life depended on it.

519 days ago
12.

Spicy mag    

Yakof Smirnof?

519 days ago
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Fred Farkel    

who??

519 days ago
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virginiaws7    

THIS SHOW IS NOT THE SAME WITHOUT MAX

519 days ago
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virginiaws7    

I LOVE THIS GUY. DWTS IS NOT THE SAME WITHOUT HIM.

519 days ago
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