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FORD’S LEG BROKEN ON STAR WARS SET, REQUIRING SURGERY

June 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Initial reports on June 12 said that Harrison Ford suffered "a relatively minor ankle injury" while filming Star Wars: Episode VII when a prop door fell on him. The studio itself issued a statement that appeared to play down the injury. "He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates." But days later, it was reported that the ankle injury was more serious than at first believed and that director J.J. Abrams was rearranging his shooting schedule accordingly. On Tuesday of this week, CBS News reported that Ford had injured his foot. Then on Thursday it was disclosed that he had actually sustained a broken leg and that it was so serious that it required surgery. Back when it was a minor ankle injury, the studio was saying that Ford would likely be out of action for two months.