‘DWTS’: Karina Smirnoff Sent to Hospital for Neck Injury

"DWTS": Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff (Photo: ABC)

The final five contestants of “Dancing with the Stars” are pulling out all the stops for Monday night’s semi-finals — and that’s probably what landed dance pro Karina Smirnoff in the hospital.

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Karina was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Sunday after she suffered a neck injury during an intense dance rehearsal with her partner NFL star Jacoby Jones.

She twisted her neck and hit her face after landing on Jacoby while practicing a flip and was checked out at the hospital as a precaution for possible whiplash and and a possible dislocated jaw, according to People.

Karina and Jacoby are still scheduled to perform Monday night.

The “DWTS” pro Tweeted about the incident on Monday:

“I did go2 the hospital +am still a bit sore but I’m going 2 b ok+ not dancing isn’t an option,” Karina wrote.

In tonight’s semi-finals face-off, Karina and Jacoby are going up against Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas, Zendaya Coleman and Val Chmerkovskiy, Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough, and Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson, for a spot in next week’s Finals.

But first, one more couple will be eliminated on Tuesday night’s “DWTS” results show.

“Dancing with the Stars” airs Monday at 8/7c on ABC.

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