In the video package, Val said he wants Danica to challenge Meryl. He's made her very challenging routine. However, in a trick they were working on something happened and she hurt her rib. Badly. She needed to go to the hospital, where she found out her rib is fractured. That's no good. The doctor warned her that if she keeps going she could re-injure herself. But she doesn't want to give up, and here she is.
The result is a fun, sexy Salsa. We're impressed, especially knowing about the injury. If they hadn't said, we never would have guessed, though knowing about it we could see places where the dance seemed rough. Danica's performance factor has come a long way.
"I feel for you," Carrie Ann said. Danica did a good job, but the injury stopped her from getting as down and dirty as she needed to. Ricky Martin asked how she was. "Mad respect" for sticking around. She and Val have amazing chemistry. Lan didn't love all of the choreography, and she went wrong at one point, but overall, well done. Bruno liked the "ghetto fabulous Salsa from the hood" idea, but her injury kept her from committing to the movement in the way she needed to.
Dancing With the Stars airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.