‘DWTS’ Semifinals: Lindsay Arnold Overcomes Injury to Deliver Two Stunning Performances with Jordan Fisher
On Monday’s DWTS semifinals episode, Arnold and her celeb partner Jordan Fisher — who are the odds-on favorites to take home the Mirrorball trophy this season — performed a mature Argentine tango set to “Brother” by NEEDTOBREATHE.
The pair scored 28 points out of 30, which is great considering that Arnold had just suffered a knee injury during rehearsals over the weekend. In a pre-taped video, the pro opened up about how her knee gave out during practice and she decided to go ahead anyway but was afraid it would happen again.
“I was practicing the pro number and I literally just stepped up onto a stair and it felt like my whole leg gave out and stopped working and I thought it was just a one-time thing and then it happened a couple more times, just doing simple things,” Arnold said in the video. “It’s frustrating because it’s the semifinals and I want to dance it with Jordan, and I just hope this doesn’t stop me from doing that. That scares me.”
Thankfully, for the dance couple, the injury did not get in the way of their performance and the two of them went on to deliver two of the night’s best performances.
In a pre-taped package, Arnold explained that the inspiration behind the dance was the close bond that they’ve formed throughout the season.
“He truly has become the older brother to me that I always wish I had,” Arnold told the DWTS cameras, before she suffered a painful injury while rehearsing a number with her fellow pros the day before the live semifinals episode.
After the dance routine, Arnold revealed that she wasn’t the only one who had to overcome an injury this week. Fisher also injured himself when his dancing partner accidentally scratched his eye with her nail.
The dancer revealed that she tore a muscle in her leg while doing the splits during rehearsals early Monday morning, and that producers were thinking about having her sit out, but she refused.
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