After sustaining an injury that could have had them sitting out of the final two weeks of Dancing with the Stars Season 25, this seasoned pro returned to the ballroom floor alongside her celebrity partner, later sharing a heartfelt message on Instagram to fans.
Lindsay Arnold posted a photo of herself and partner Jordan Fisher on the social media site where she thanked both the show’s fans and Jordan for their support.
“Cannot put into words how overwhelmed I am right [sic] with gratitude for so many things,” she began.
“For this partner of mine who truly had my back all week and helped me through scary moment thinking I might not be able to dance tonight,” Lindsay said of Jordan on Instagram.
“To the guy who week after week has gone above and beyond for me and our journey and has been such a consistently hard working partner. Not to mention the guy who could barely see out of his injured eye tonight and absolutely killed it out there,” she remarked.
She finished up her heartfelt post with the following words, “For @dancingabc for giving me an outlet to do what I love and express myself every week. And for all of YOU for your love and support tonight and always thank you so much!!! We would not be here in the finals without you and appreciate you so much.”
For this partner of mine who truly had my back all week and helped me through scary moment thinking I might not be able to dance tonight!
It was uncertain whether or not Lindsay would be able to perform during the semifinals after a terrifying injury to her knee.
She revealed in a video obtained by PEOPLE magazine that although it was possible she could not make the performance if medically advised to rest; her intent was to finish out the season.
“It feels good when it’s in the brace, that’s why I had this [brace] on my leg tonight,” she said after Monday's performance. “I honestly knew that I was going to dance with Jordan tonight – whatever I had to do to make it happen."
She continued: "I could not miss out on that. We have just one more week of dancing together and I will not let Jordan dance the finals without me.”
Besides Lindsay’s injury, the twosome also had to deal with Jordan sustaining a minor injury during rehearsals prior to the show’s Monday performance.
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) November 14, 2017
“I have a scratched cornea [due to] a nail in the eye,” he told DWTS co-host, Erin Andrews during the finale.
Dancing with the Stars Season 25 finale airs November 20 and 21 on ABC.