Maksim Chmerkovskiy may have been sidelined with a debilitating calf injury, but he’s recuperating fast!
In fact, on Monday (April 3), we saw Maks backstage after the Dancing With the Stars performances, and he was very optimistic about his injury.
We grilled Maks right after Heather and her fill-in partner Alan Bersten gave their throwback performance.
First off, Maks was so proud of Heather!
“I’m just interested in her growth and potential,” he beamed to us about proudly his partner. “At this point in the game, it doesn’t really matter who she’s with. I think Alan did an amazing job.”
Maksim is totally supportive and appreciate of Alan, but he is still dying to get back on the dance floor.
When is that going to happen?
“My goal is next week,” Maks tells us.
This week, he’ll be sitting in on the rehearsing sessions with Heather and Alan, but he’s going to have to hold himself back.
“So, this week I just don’t want to do something stupid and then regret it,” he explains. “I want to do the right thing. If this is the result of one week, I’m sure I’m going to be more than ready.”