A rep for the show tells PEOPLE it is still unclear if the scientist will get to dance given his recent injury

By Dahvi Shira
Updated September 30, 2013 03:45 PM
Credit: ABC

It’s another crafty costume for Bill Nye.

Provided the injured Science Guy gets to perform on Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars, he’ll be clad in a robot suit with lights and a bow tie.

Nye, 57, was said to be “in good spirits” after a partially tearing a ligament last week when he tripped on the cuff of his pants mid-dance with partner Tyne Stecklein, claiming the first big injury of the season.

“We plan to dance!” Nye wrote on Instagram. “Stand by.”