Now, back on his feet for season 21, Hough’s partner Bindi Irwin is feeling his pain—literally—after suffering a foot injury during rehearsals.
"Bindi’s in a lot of pain, her foot’s hurting her," Hough observed in taped footage for the show. "Even though she’s not telling me, I can see it in her eyes." And the pain took its toll, leaving Hough and Irwin to deliver a mediocre performance in Week 2 of the competition.
Fortunately, Irwin does not seem to be dealing with a serious injury, but the fact that she continues to dance on the foot (and rock her high heels) gives me cause for concern. As I advise all my patients, rest is key when recovering from any kind of foot injury. Hopefully Bindi will find time to take it easy, avoiding a more serious injury like the one reigning DWTS champ Rumer Willis suffered this summer.