"My doctor recommended that I do not dance, but I'm going to anyway," says the country star

By Patrick Gomez
Updated September 15, 2016 05:10 PM
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It’s barely week 2 on Dancing with the Stars, but the injury tally for season 23 of the reality dance competition is already growing.

Jana Kramer tells PEOPLE she sprained a muscle in her rib cage during Monday’s live premiere.

“I sprained my intercostal muscle. It’s very painful, and it’s hard to breath and move. My doctor recommended that I do not dance, but I’m going to anyways,” says the country star.

Kramer – who blogs about her DWTS experience exclusively for PEOPLE – is slated to perform a tango with pro dancer Gleb Savchenko to “I Don’t Wanna Be” by Gavin DeGraw on Monday’s TV Week-themed episode. (DeGraw’s hit served as the theme song to One Tree Hill, a show Kramer starred on from 2009–12.)

News of Kramer’s injury comes just two days after pro dancer Cheryl Burke revealed to PEOPLE that her partner Ryan Lochte hurt his ankle when a protester was tackled by security during the live show.

Despite Kramer’s resolve to push through the pain, Savchenko expressed concern to [LINK” “” “” “0” ] about how his partner’s injury could affect their performance next week.

“I’m worried because it’s one of the things … you have to be careful,” he told the outlet. “The injury can hold you back. There’s a lot of things in the choreography we cannot do.”

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.