Melissa Rycroft Injury on DWTS Made Tony Dovolani Fear the Worst

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani

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updated 10/23/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET

originally published 10/23/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET

While most of the couples on Dancing with the Stars put energy into nailing their Monday night routine, Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani were focused on something much more serious – the reality star’s well-being.

“It’s been an emotional couple of days,” Rycroft, 29, told reporters after successfully completing the group dance to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” that gave her a herniated disk neck injury during rehearsal.

Dovolani initially feared the worst.

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