Harrison Ford’s injury was way more serious than we were led to believe. The 71 year old actor, who so famously has played iconic characters, like Han Solo and Indiana Jones, actually broke his leg. On June 12 of last week, Ford reportedly was headed to the hospital for an undisclosed injury. Later during the week, more news came out saying the actor had his ankle crushed in the door of the Millennium Falcon.
Ina Treciokas, Harrison Ford’s publicist, has released a statement in regards to Ford’s injury.
“His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly. “He’s doing well and looks forward to returning to work.”
There is no news, as of yet, on how this will affect shooting of Star Wars Episode VII, but Ford will reportedly be out of commission for the next eight weeks. Star Wars Episode VII is slated to hit theaters in December of 2015.
Harrison Ford is 71 years of age. Harrison Ford is no “spring chicken”. I’m not really sure on how exactly he broke his leg, but if the Millennium Falcon was in fact involved, then maybe Chewie should have been doing Han’s stunts for him.
In all seriousness, I sincerely wish Harrison Ford a speedy recovery. Star Wars fans all over the world do not need to see Han Solo, limping around with a cane, it reminds us all of just how old we are getting…although, Yoda is dead, so Han could use his cane. Perhaps Luke should head back over to the Dagobah and see if he can remember where he left it, just in case.