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Derek Hough Injured His Knee Really Really Bad

UPDATE: Derek tweeted more details on his injury. I guess it’s pretty swollen and happened during salsa practice.

A tweet was just sent out by Derek Hough saying that he injured his knee. The exact message says “Hurt my knee really really bad today… Can barely walk hopefully it will heal in time for Monday”

Looks like the injuries are still continuing on Dancing with the Stars. I guess maybe we just need to realize that it’s a part of dancing and has little to do with Dancing with the Stars itself. Plus, Derek has admitted that he’s a clutz before. You may remember when Derek Hough fell during practice with Brooke Burke. That time they took him by ambulance to the hospital.

I’m guessing that Derek will be ready to dance on Monday. The real question is how much practice time will be missed because of his knee.

May 3, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Derek Hough Gets Hurt During Practice with Brooke Burke

Brooke wrote on her blog about Derek Hough getting hurt while practicing for their Dancing with the Stars performance. Here’s an excerpt of what happened:

It has been an intense weekend, especially yesterday when Derek and I almost found ourselves out of the competition. Saturday, on the CBS stage, we were practicing as usual when Derek accidentally tripped over a box, while walking backwards. As he tried to break his fall, by jumping up, his foot caught a stage light which sent him further into the air. He landed on his back on the wooden dance floor and smashed the back of his head. He was disoriented, blacked out for a few seconds, and was flattened out in pain. He couldn’t move, I sat beside him as he layed there and we waited for help to arrive. Our producers called 911 and the paramedics arrived to carefully examine him. He suffered a neck injury last season which had him down for a week, so the reoccurance was definately scary. They rushed him off, stretcher and all, in the ambulance for further testing in the ER.

Derek hurt himself last season too. Amazing that a dancer with such wonderful precision on the dance floor could be so clumsy. Although, I don’t think I’m one to talk either.

October 6, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.