However, he doesn't have his surgery scheduled yet, and according to Us Weekly, he plants to continue with the rest of the season.
"It's discomfort. The pain will be up and down," he told the magazine. "The bone is just rubbing on the nerve. But you know, I'm not going to do any more damage to it and I'm going to keep going and keep going strong."
Hough, of course, isn't the only injured dancer in the all-star duo -- Johnson is also suffering from recurring knee issues stemming from her years competing in gymnastics, though you wouldn't have known it Monday night. The Olympic champion scored a perfect 30/30 for her Tango/Paso Doble fusion dance with Ballas.