DWTS‘s Kym Johnson to Dance Despite Shoulder Injury
11/10/2008 AT 12:00 AM EST
Australian dancer Kym Johnson, who's currently partnered with former NFL star Warren Sapp, suffered a shoulder injury over the weekend. Johnson has since been examined and, according to a show rep, will be healthy enough to dance on Monday night's live performance show.
After a less-than-stellar foxtrot last week, Johnson told PEOPLE she and Sapp would be pushing themselves going into this week's competition. "My strategy for next week is put more hours in and keep enjoying each dance," Johnson told PEOPLE.
Johnson is the latest in a long line of injuries and illnesses to affect the ballroom this season. First, contestant Jeffrey Ross suffered a corneal abrasion when partner Edyta Sliwinska's hand grazed his left eye.
Beach volleyball pro Misty May-Treanor ruptured her Achilles tendon and had to drop out of the competition, which was followed by ankle injuries for actresses Susan Lucci and Brooke Burke.
Two weeks ago two-time Dancing champ Julianne Hough underwent an appendectomy when it was learned she has endometriosis. -- Monica RizzoCraig Sjodin/ABC