Like, it just felt like something popped, and he couldn't really walk'.
The Ukraine-born dancer gave no details Monday when he posted on social media, "Sorry I was MIA".
After injuring his calf during rehearsals with his partner Heather Morris on Friday, Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be sitting out Monday night's show, according to Good Morning America.
Maksim gushed in his caption about how "proud" Heather had made him before blaring out a 'promise to work harder than ever and get my ass back to the ballroom as soon as humanly possible!'
They welcomed a attractive baby boy together in January, but "Dancing with the Stars" pro Peta Murgatroyd has admitted she wanted to stall her wedding to fellow dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Morris also tweeted her support for her partner. "I'm always getting hurt, and he's always taking care of me, so this was kind of a flipped situation". In the mean time PLEASE VOTE FOR #teamMaksimumHeat!'
Dancing with the Stars cameras were rolling when the incident occurred.
The setback is especially painful for the longtime pro, who has his hopes set on taking home his second mirror ball trophy, after winning once before with Olympian Meryl Davis in Season 18. The actress is best known for playing cheerleader Brittany on FOX's musical series "Glee", but before that she competed on "So You Think You Can Dance" and performed as a back-up dancer for Beyonce. "It's feeling insecure and needs company, for sure", he confessed.
During last week's Season 24 premiere of Dancing with the Stars, Maksim and Heather received 28 out of 40 points from show judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli for their Viennese waltz.