Access spoke to Harrison Ford’s son, Ben Ford:
who said that his dad will possibly need a plate and screws put into his ankle.
The actor’s son also speculated that filming of the J.J. Abrams movie could be altered slightly, with the crew needing to shoot the actor from the waist up for a short time until he recovers.
“Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates,” said a statement from Disney.
A source tells THR that the actor, who reprises his role as Han Solo from the original franchise, was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon, the spacecraft that his character pilots in the original films. The spaceship looks to be making a return in the sequel.
Rumour: Ford not hurt by a set piece but by a building door. It dropped and hit him. Ankle fractured in fall, and body heavily bruised.
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