Danica McKellar Val Chmerkoskiy

Oh no! While rehearsing with Val Chmerkovskiy for Latin week on Dancing With the Stars, Danica McKellar broke a rib -- and she's obviously devastated to have suffered such a huge setback.

She shared the news via Twitter saying, "So ... I broke a rib in yesterday's #DWTS rehearsal. Trying my best to pull thru and could use your prayers!! #wanttokeepdancing."

OMG! The poor thing! I wonder what the heck happened? (And Val must feel just terrible.)

Ugh. Considering just how hard Danica has worked up until this point, it would be heartbreaking if this injury winds up costing her the entire competition.

She keeps getting stronger and stronger every week, and it's obvious that she's become a front runner after her past few performances. Remember when she got a perfect score for her Beauty & the Beast-themed dance on Disney night? She was simply stunning, and it's such a shame to think she might have to bow out of the show now that she's hurt.

Broken ribs can really go either way depending on how severe the break is, so let's keep our fingers crossed that she gets plenty of rest this weekend and can hopefully perform on Monday night. Nobody wants to see her journey cut short when she was starting to turn into such a beautiful and accomplished dancer.

Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers -- I know I will!

What words of encouragement would you send to Danica?

 

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