“Dancing With the Stars” is always fraught with injuries to the amateurs and pros alike — ballroom dancing can be dangerous. And Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson already has a bum knee, which actually kept her from making a serious run at the 2012 Olympic women’s gymnastics team.

This week in the group dance rehearsal, she re-injured her knee while horsing around with Sabrina Bryan and it wasn’t look for very good for her country cha-cha with partner Derek Hough, but she muscled up and pulled through like a champ.

The judges liked the routine, especially praising the seamless fusion of country steps with cha-cha steps. Carrie Ann’s big criticism was that Shawn’s solo was a bit stiff — “You’re better than that solo” — and we can’t argue.

But Shawn received a 9.5 from Carrie Ann, an 8.5 from Len and a 10 from Bruno for a grand total of 84.5 (when last week’s scores were added in), which is good for fourth place on the leadboard. What did you think of Shawn’s dance?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."