Oh dear. This can’t be good. I do have confidence that Derek will get it all worked out, however. Get your voting fingers ready!! From TV Guide:
This week is not going that well so far. We are really, really behind! Amber’s knees have been acting up, so we haven’t been able to rehearse at all. She got them drained the other day, so we’re finally going to start rehearsals today and see how that goes. There wasn’t any injury or anything — more like pressure that’s been building up on them. She said they’re not really that stable, so I think the grind of the past few weeks has worn them down, especially with the high-energy, fast dances we’ve had the past two weeks. We did a little work Thursday for about an hour. We have the tango this week and it’s our first ballroom dance, so I wanted to work on the frame a little, but we haven’t done any choreography yet.
I don’t really have a routine in mind yet. I usually have an abstract idea, but I like to choreograph in the moment with my partner. I like to try different things and see what works the best and looks the best, so we’ll see how Amber’s feeling today and how it goes. Once we start today, I’ll have a better idea of what we can and need to do. These things happen and you just have to make the best of it. I’m not worried about the routine — I just want Amber to be OK. Health is the most important thing. Right now, our concern is to see if it’s just pain that will go away or if it’s pain that’s going to do more damage if we continue. If it’s just pain, we can push through it, but if it gets worse, then that’s a different story.