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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Updates ‘DWTS’ Fans on His Recovery After Surgery for Calf Injury: Watch

One step at a time! Maksim Chmerkovskiy shared a recovery update with his fans on Saturday, April 1, after undergoing surgery for a torn calf muscle.

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The Dancing With the Stars pro, 37, has been away from the ballroom since suffering the injury during rehearsals with partner Heather Morris last week. On March 29, he posted a photo of himself from his hospital bed and captioned the pic, “Getting un-broken.” Now, he is slowly making a comeback thanks to physical therapy.

“Therapy day 3 post calf muscle tear, progress check…” he captioned an Instagram video of himself walking down a hallway. “#MyDocIsBetterThanYours #ModernDayMiracles.”

Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Maksim Chmerkovskiy

“It’s getting there,” he told his followers in the clip. “Almost.”

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The Ukrainian hunk isn’t getting down about the setback. “I still feel like we have a chance [at the Mirrorball trophy],” he told Good Morning America on March 31. [Heather deserves] it and I want to give you 150 percent effort and be physically active as I was at my best when nothing hurt. I want to come back and win.”

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Thank you all for so much love and support! And for having @heatherrelizabethh back with all your votes ?? I’m also very excited about her and @alanbersten Tango next week ? Please rest assured that I’m taking this thing very seriously and, although I don’t have a concrete return date, I’ll give it my all! In the mean time here’s me, making bad social media choices ?

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The Glee alum, 30, is currently teamed with Alan Bersten until Chmerkovskiy returns. Morris and Bersten danced the jive during week two and earned a 30 out of 40 score. (She and Chmerkovskiy scored 28 out of 40 during the premiere.)

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