'Dancing' Pro Lacey Schwimmer Injured!

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Mark Descasco's partner Lacey Schwimmer has "severely strained" muscles in her hips -- ouch!

"I'm doing OK, in a lot of pain but hey -- that's a dancer's life," Lacey tells Radar Online. "Thanks for all your positive thoughts."

According to Radar Online, the dancer strained her hip flexors and abductors while in rehearsals with her "Iron Chef" partner. Lacey will require three weeks of physical therapy to treat the muscles. Therapy will include stem shock treatment, and Lacey plans to dance her way through treatment.

"Dancing with the Stars" airs tonight on ABC.