Harrison Ford Ankle Injured on Star Wars VII Set

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UPDATED 6/13/14

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.

Original Story:

The Mirror made it sound like he was nearly crushed to death. The Hollywood Reporter was a bit more measured:

“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.

IGN classifies it as a bad ankle injury. Variety concurs. Good thing he wasn’t crushed to death. Heh.

 

Update:

https://twitter.com/Jedi_Alba/status/477198139741728769

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