If the 28-year-old dancer is, indeed, sidelined, his partner, "Glee" star Amber Riley, will dance with substitute Henry Byalikov.
"[Hough's] back is severely injured -- he had a pre-existing injury," an insider told UsMagazine.com. "He hurt his back dancing with Shawn Johnson [during Season 15 in late 2012,] and he re-injured it dancing with Amber. He is determined to push through but not sure he'll be able to."
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