Last week, the Star Wars: Episode VII production hit a minor setback when star Harrison Ford was injured on the set, suffering what was believed to be a broken ankle during a scene involving the Millennium Falcon. The actor's publicist clarified to BBC News that he actually broke his left leg, and he is currently recovering from a successful surgery. Here's what the actor's publicist Ina Treciokas had to say in a brief statement.
"His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly. He's doing well and looks forward to returning to work."
The actor, who reprises his role as Han Solo from the original Star Wars trilogy, was airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford after the incident on June 12, which involved a door that closed on his leg. A spokesperson for the Thames Valley Police confirmed officers were called to the studio in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, just after 17:00 BST, "following reports of a man being injured in an incident involving a garage door." A South Central Ambulance Service spokesperson confirmed they were called to respond to an incident that involved, "a door that had fallen."
We also reported last week that the actor will be out for eight weeks, although shooting will continue as he recovers and there will be no change made to the highly-anticipated sequel's December 18, 2015 release date.