Strictly Come Dancing star Will Bayley has been seen with his leg in a brace amid claims that he might be forced to leave the show after a knee injury during rehearsals.
The Paralympian, 31, was excited when he wore the protective brace on his leg during a London outing with his professional partner Janette Manrara, after reports that his future would be decided in the show today and his chances of staying in the show were & # 39; less than slim & # 39 ;.
Will was forced to withdraw from the Halloween special from Strictly after a knee injury during rehearsals causing the star & # 39; screaming in pain & # 39; stayed behind.
Ouch! Strictly Come Dancing star Will Bayley is spotted with his leg in a brace amid claims that he could be forced to leave the show after a knee injury during rehearsals
Healing: the Paralympian wore the protective brace on his knee when he got out in London, while continuing to miss training with the injury
Despite his recent injury, Will was still smiling when he stepped into the capital with partner Janette.
The table tennis champion was healing his knee while wearing the protective brace, amid claims that his future was at stake in the show.
Will & # 39; s partner Janette also smiled despite doubts about his future in the show, because she was lovingly embraced by a fan.
Focused: despite his recent injury, Will was still smiling when he stepped into the capital with partner Janette
Questions: His future at the show was compromised after suffering from the knee injury, forcing him to withdraw from the Halloween special on Saturday
Friendly: Will was accompanied by his professional partner when they got out together, and the American pro was still in a good mood when posing for a snap with a fan
Calm: Janette wore casual purple flower loafers when she stepped out with her famous partner Will in London
It comes after it is reported that Will & # 39; s future would be decided on Strictly Wednesday, as one source told The sun those are chances of staying in the show & # 39; less than small & # 39; goods.
A source told the publication that even if Will was allowed to continue with a specialist after a final consultation, he would be at a disadvantage because he missed a few days of training with pro Janette Manrara.
They said: & # 39; Will was destroyed because he put everything in the series and a freak injury may seem like the end of the road for him. He has a final consultation today and it could be.
& # 39; He has already had a number of appointments with doctors and physicians to see if there is a way to get through it, but with every training day he misses the chance that it is less likely. & # 39; ;
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Strictly Come Dancing for comments.
Suffering: Last week the Paralympian suffered the injury during rehearsals, and it has now been reported that a decision will be made next day about his future in the show
On the better hand: Will still seemed determined to get better when he got out, after missing another day of rehearsals due to his injury
Cozy: Janette was wrapped in a long camel coat when she got out with Will. Her future in the show also depends on the game
Will is not the only Strictly star who fought an injury, as pro Neil Jones was also forced to withdraw from the Halloween Show on Saturday a few hours before he was on stage.
The British dancer suffered a calf injury during rehearsals, leaving fellow pro Kevin Clifton for the performance with Alex Scott.
It has also been reported that pro Katya Jones – who is linked to presenter Mike Bushell – could not train on Tuesday after a neck injury.
Strict bosses have yet to confirm whether or not stars will participate in the live show on Saturday.
Wrestling: Janette also suffered an injury during training last week, which meant that she performed with Will during rehearsals when he sustained the injury
Great: Janette was comforted by a fan amid the constant doubts about Will's future on Strictly
Large entrance: Will was assisted with the first observation since the injury last week from a parked taxi
What is going on? The future of the Paralympic gold medalist at Strictly was thrown in after he had sustained the knee injury
Relaxed: with a jacket and shirt in his hand, Will cuts a casual figure in a brown sweater and black skinny jeans
Will suffered the horrible knee injury last week as he prepared for dancing the jive with Janette, and in images obtained by The sun, the table tennis champion can be seen screaming in pain after falling to the floor.
In the recordings that are thought to have been filmed this Friday, Will can be seen performing his jive with stand-in pro Nancy Xu, after it was reported that his partner Janette Manrara had sustained a minor injury earlier in the week.
As he jumps into the air, Will falls to the floor in pain, while Janette & # 39; no no no & # 39; shouts as she runs onto the dance floor.
Will can be seen turning around before he screamed in pain, and it was reported by the publication that he tore a knee strap.
Ouch: Will suffered the injury last week when he rehearsed specifically for Saturday Halloween, and in images of the incident he was screaming in pain
During the Saturday show, the images of Will & # 39; s injury were not shown, and instead viewers saw a glimpse of the star lying on the floor surrounded by crew members, while Will explained the extent of his injuries.
In the VT he said: & # 39; I jumped off a table and while I landed, I landed with my legs straight. I thought I broke my leg because I never felt anything like that. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; Hearing the words that I absolutely can't dance was just very bad for me. But I have to recover now and come back even stronger next week. & # 39;
Painful: during the Saturday show the injury itself was not shown, and instead viewers saw the aftermath with Will lying on the floor in pain
Bad: in a VT that was shown on Saturday, Will admitted he thought he had broken his leg, because bosses confirmed that he had said goodbye until next week
The injury has now given rise to claims that he could be forced to fully withdraw from the show, in the footsteps of Jamie Laing, who was forced to leave the show last month.
A source also told the publication: & The crew rushed to him to get medical help. Everyone has crossed their fingers, but it looks very bad for Will. & # 39;
& # 39; He is just praying for a miracle and wishing all of his Strictly friends good luck. Poor Will is absolutely broken. & # 39;
The Sun also reported that Will is awaiting the results of a scan to determine his future in the show.
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It was then confirmed on Saturday that Will would not appear strictly and should have said goodbye until the following week.
Tough: It was then reported that Will might be forced to withdraw completely from the show, but bosses have yet to confirm or deny his future in the show (photo earlier in the series)
In a statement, a representative of the BBC show said: & # 39; Unfortunately Will Bayley was injured during training and doctors said he cannot dance in the show this weekend. According to the rules of Strictly Come Dancing, Will said goodbye next week. & # 39;
Strictly & # 39; s partner Janette went to Instagram to post a nice tribute after host Tess Daly announced he would not participate in the show.
She wrote: & # 39; I love you so much @willbayleytt …. I will really miss dancing the jive with you tonight, but let's hope for the BEST & that you will get better as soon as possible so that we can be next week can dance again! #WeGotThisChamp #YourMyLittleFighter #TeamPocketRacket. & # 39;
Controversial: Janette appeared on the show Saturday to share her support for Will, and vowed that they would be back in training as soon as he was good again
Will's injury comes just a week after he left viewers in tears with an emotional contemporary routine that came after he spoke frankly about the diagnosis of blood cancer when he was just seven years old.
His arthrogryposis affects all four of his limbs and causes multiple bent joints from birth. It usually results in stiff joints and muscle weakness.
Will learned to play table tennis when his grandmother bought him a table after his cancer diagnosis.
He became a member of the local club at the age of 12 and represented the strong men's team of Kent before winning the gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games.
It's going well: Will's injury comes just a week after he left viewers in tears with an emotional contemporary routine
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