'Dancing With the Stars' pro dancer Sharna Burgess sidelined by injury

Dancing With the Stars will be all new tonight, but one pro will miss the ballroom. Pro dancer Sharna Burgess has an injury that will keep her sidelined for the last few weeks.

TMZ reported Burgess, who is partnered up with Indycar driver James Hinchcliiffe, injured her knee last week during the Monday dress rehearsal. While she had a brace on during the dance routine, doctors do not want her to dance for the next 3-6 weeks.

The injury reportedly happened while the group was practicing for the group number for last week's dance. Burgess slipped on the material of her dress and was worried about her knee being torn.

At the time of the injury, Burgess told People it didn’t look like she would have to take time off. However, she did have another pro in rehearsals just in case.

Hinchcliffe is being paired up with Jenna Johnson, who was eliminated during the second week.

In a clip on TMZ, Burgess was seen breaking the news to Hinchcliffe, who had gotten an MRI and discovered she couldn’t dance after all. He, in turn, told her to just focus on healing. Having suffered a nearly fatal race car crash, Hinchcliffe understood she needed time to recover.

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba sent Burgess her best wishes as she recovered on Twitter.

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays on ABC.

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