Harrison Ford 'Doing Well' After Surgery for 'Star Wars' Injury

Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
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Harrison Ford has completed surgery for his broken left leg, according to an update from his rep.

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"His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly," said the statement. "He's doing well and looks forward to returning to work."

The actor was injured Thursday, June 12, while shooting Star Wars: Episode VII. He was taken to the local hospital.

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A source told 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.

While the actor may miss as many as eight weeks of filming, shooting will continue in his absence. A source tells THR that Episode VII is still expected to make its Dec. 18, 2015, release date.

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Ford, 71, along with the rest of the cast of Disney and Lucasfilm's highly-anticipated project, is shooting under the direction of filmmaker J.J. Abrams in England.

Star Wars: Episode VII features newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow, who will join the original stars of the saga, Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker

 

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