Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth by Kelsey McNeal/ABC
Dancing pro Derek Hough injured his neck during rehearsals on Tuesday. By several accounts, the 22-year-old was carried out of the studio on a stretcher and then taken to the hospital, as a precautionary measure.

Hough's neck sprain happened during practice with his sister, Julianne, and Mark Ballas.

While the 22-year-old reportedly wasn't planning to compete in Tuesday's competition, ET says that Hough - clearly a tough professional - will now appear. Now that the show will go on with him on the dance floor, his partner, Shannon Elizabeth, can let out a sigh of relief... not to mention start warming up. - Anna Dimond