Maria Menounos Breaks 2 Ribs: How She's Healing

Celebrity News Mar. 27, 2012 AT 8:22AM
Maria Menounos Breaks 2 Ribs: How She's Healing Credit: Maria Menounos and Derek Hough take the floor on Dancing With the Stars Monday, March 26

Maria Menounos is one tough cookie.

The Dancing With the Stars contender suffered "two broken ribs" after she fell on partner Derek Hough's knee during rehearsal. "It happened about a week before the cha cha," Hough told Us Weekly post-show Monday. "But she's doing great."

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Menounos, 33, said her partner, 26, was "a little concerned" about her health, but she was determined to keep rehearsing. "I kept saying, 'We are not talking about this! We are dancing. I am having the best time of my life and I need to power through.'"

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The Extra host is taking several precautions to ensure the injury doesn't become more serious. "I'm icing when I get home. My friend Joe drives me from rehearsals and I have a pedicure station with ice in it in my car, so I ice my whole body down."

"Once I get home, I get in a hot tub and in an Epsom salt bath," Menounos told Us. "I can't believe how dangerous dancing is! I told Derek, 'I don't understand! I played ice hockey, football, basketball -- when did I get so fragile?' Unfortunately the Hough's too rough!"

Menounos' injury "could take months" to heal, but she's "having shots and taking calcium and other vitamins."

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"The doctors said they can feel the bone growing and it's a good sign," Menounos told Us. "The doctor told me to rest but I said there is no way I can quit. I have been just doing the best I can. "

The duo scored 25/30 Monday night, tying for second place with William Levy and Cheryl Burke. The first contestant eliminated from Season 14 of Dancing With the Stars will be revealed on ABC Tuesday.

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