Usually it’s the football player fighting through injuries.
But on tonight’s “Dancing With The Stars” semifinals, it’s
Smirnoff confirmed on Twitter that she was hospitalized Sunday after taking a fall during rehearsals.
However, Smirnoff tweeted that the fall will not keep her from dancing.
Hey guys! I did go2 the hospital am still a bit sore but I'm going 2 b ok not dancing isn't an option. Excited4 2night LOVE our dances.— Karina Smirnoff (@Karina_Smirnoff) May 13, 2013
According to People Magazine, Smirnoff was practicing a flip in their Lindy hop dance routine when she landed on her face on Jones' back.
She went to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for “possible whiplash and a dislocated jaw.” She was not still at the hospital as of Monday afternoon.
If Smirnoff were unable to perform, Jones could dance with a substitute pro, but it would clearly put him at a disadvantage against the competition. One couple will be eliminated Tuesday with the remaining four heading to next week’s finals.
“I was sliding over Jacoby and I didn’t get down enough, so I landed right on my jaw,” Smirnoff said in a video, seemingly provided by ABC. “I tried to get up and I couldn’t. … That scared me.”
Jones expressed his concern about her injury.
“I’m worried about her,” Jones said. “I’m more worried about that than this dance.”