DWTS2012 Tony Dovolani Gives Update On Melissa Rycroft’s Injury And Tonight’s Dance

Tony Dovolani tells Access Hollywood that Melissa is doing “famously” after her neck injury last week. She’s managing the pain and doing some therapy. He’s also making her wear a neck brace during practice. Below is more….

“Melissa’s doing famously. The injury is there and she’s managing the pain — she’s doing therapy for it,” Tony told Access at the 19th Annual Dream Halloween event in Los Angeles on Saturday. “This week we have the Viennese waltz, which is in some ways a blessing, because it doesn’t involve her neck as much — it gives her a break.”

Adding, “But I kept it just as challenging on everything else, because, as you know, this is the All-Stars season and you can’t take it easy!”

While the former “Bachelor” beauty is pushing past the pain, Tony said he has implemented a few new safety steps to guard Melissa from additional injury.

“I have a neck brace that I keep on her to make sure that she doesn’t injure her neck any further. And I start every [rehearsal] with like, a little massage on her neck to make sure her muscles are relaxed, and we just keep going,” he said. “I’m very aware of her winces. If she winces at anything that means I have to change it.”

You can read the full article at Access Hollywood. Here’s to wishing these two the best!!