Dancing With the Stars’ resident ‘Science Guy’ has been injured. Bill Nye tore his ligament after falling mid-routine on Monday night’s live show. Nye, a fan favorite on the ABC show, “stepped on the cuff of these fancy slacks and I went down,” he told PEOPLE after the tumble earlier this week. “We’ll do R.I.C.E. – we’ll do rest, ice, compression, elevation [and] see where we get.”
While the injury sent Nye, 57, to the hospital, he hopes to keep competing. Even if he doesn’t win the mirror ball trophy, he is the first dancer of the season to have an injury. On a show where everyone tears, pulls or hurts something or other throughout the season, being the first is also an honor (positive thinking).