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Dancer Derek Hough injures his neck

April 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Professional dancer Derek Hough was injured during a rehearsal for "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday. When it happened, he was dancing with his sister Julianne Hough and Mark Ballas."We've got a more contemporary number this week for Kylie Minogue. And we have a move where our arms kind of come down and we throw the head back. As he threw his head back he cracked his neck," said colleague and professional dancer Mark Ballas.

"It bothered him immediately, so we stopped. He walked off the floor. They immediately put him in a neck brace to hold it stable. They took him to the hospital and he had it checked. Luckily, there was no disk damage, no spine damage and no bone damage.

"We think he strained a muscle in the back of his neck, which is preventing him from turning his neck to the right. He's back and he is making jokes as usual. He'll be out there tonight standing with Shannon. He won't be dancing with Julianne and I tonight, sadly. Somehow we are going to make this work with the two of us. He will be good for next week," said Ballas.

You won't see Derek dancing on Tuesday night, but you will see him on the show.

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