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Ralph Macchio: We Still Have So Much to Offer on DWTS

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After suffering serious injuries and missing out on four days of rehearsal, Ralph Macchio struggled to perform on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars, earning the lowest scores of the night. 

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The 49-year-old actor and his partner, Karina Smirnoff, scored a 25 out of 30 on their first dance and a 21 out of 30 in the "instant dance," which they had only twenty minutes to rehearse.

"For someone who's had limited time to practice, you did a great job," Len Goodman said. "The thing is, it lacked polish. You only get polish with time." 

Carrie Ann Inaba added: "It's the hardest thing to dance when you're in pain. It takes away all the joy. But you did it with grace… but unfortunately we have to judge it as if we don't know that you had an injury."

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How will the Karate Kid star feel if he gets the boot Tuesday night? "It would be a real shame," he said. "Especially when my injury is only temporary and should be better in a few days. We have so much left to offer."

The second lowest score of the night went to Romeo, who received a 27 and a 25 from the judges. "It felt like we were in the club," Inaba, 43, said of Romeo's informal salsa dancing.

Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas had the highest scores of the night, receiving a 29 and 26 from the judges, followed by Hines Ward with a 28 and 26, and Kirstie Alley with a 28 and 25. 

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Alley, 60, said she has a simple tactic for making it to the next round: "My strategy is to survive. Pray for me."

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