09/25/2013 12:40 pm ET | Updated Sep 25, 2013

Bill Nye Injured On 'Dancing With The Stars'

Bill Nye was injured during his Monday, Sept. 23 performance on "Dancing With the Stars." According to E! Online, Nye injured his knee and could need surgery after his performance with pro partner Tyne Stecklein.

ABC confirmed Nye's injury to E! and the Science Guy took to social media to update his fans.

Working w/ a partially torn ligament. Plan to be dancin' next week. Stand by (or rather, elevate your leg by...)

— Bill Nye (@TheScienceGuy) September 25, 2013

Fellow dancer Valerie Harper also injured her knee while working on the ABC reality dance competition. Nye's second performance was not met with high scores. He received two sixes and a five from the judges.

"Dancing With the Stars" airs Mondays, 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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