Dancing with the Stars Pro Derek Hough Sustained an Injury this week and Has a Plan of Attack for Shawn Johnson, while He Recovers
Last Tuesday evening, results show night, we learned that Derek Hough, had injured himself. He has had a chronic problem for quite some time, and it was injured again. Derek reported that he will have to step away from physical work with Shaw Johnson, her pro, this week.
Shawn made the statement, “Losing Derek today was heart wrenching…I knew how hard the decision was for him. I have never seen that look on his face, it was just pain and frustration. It crushed me.”
Fortunately, Mark Ballas is stepping in to help. He was partnered with Shawn during her first time on the show, and together, they won the Mirror Ball Trophy that year.
Derek and Mark are great friends and have never seen themselves as rivals. Mark was dancing with Bristol Palin, who was eliminated two weeks, ago, so he is available. Derek made it perfectly clear that he will attended the rehearsals and be involved in helping choreograph.
Shawn knows Derek is a fighter and that is another reason he is stepping away this week. He will get his therapy and rest, with the hope that he will be back the following week. He is still Shawn’s partner. Derek has that competitive spirit, and has won 3 trophies already.
Let us all keep him in our thoughts and prayers and hope for a great recovery.
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