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Monday, June 23, 2014
Harrison Ford In Wheelchair, Leaves London Following 'Star Wars' Injury

Harrison Ford In Wheelchair, Leaves London Following 'Star Wars' Injury

U.S. actor Harrison Ford poses for photographs as he arrives for the British premiere of ''Cowboys and Aliens'' at the O2 Arena in London August 11, 2011. | (Photo: Reuters/Toby Melville)

Harrison Ford is using a wheelchair following the accident on the set of "Star Wars" that injured his leg earlier this month.

The 71-year-old actor was photographed leaving a medical facility in the U.K. in a wheelchair over the weekend just under two weeks after his injury. Ford, who is reprising his role as Hans Solo in the Disney production of "Star Wars," is believed to have sustained a broken leg on the film set on June 12. However, the injury is proving to be more serious as the veteran actor underwent surgery and is heading back to the U.S. for rehab.

"His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly," Ford's spokesperson confirmed on Friday, June 20, according to the Daily News. "He's doing well and looks forward to returning to work."

The accident occurred when Ford was crushed between the doors of the spacecraft Millennium Falcon on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII." Ford's son Ben revealed that his father needed a plate and screws in his ankle following the accident. Consequently, the actor may be sidelined for up to six to eight weeks. Nevertheless, Ford will still be able to appear in "Star Wars," but the actor may only be filmed from the waist up.

"The initial day or two after the accident it was hard to move things around but now we have had more time we can juggle thing, bring some scenes forward and push others back," a source on the set of "Star Wars" told The Mirror. "There are lots of other actors in the movie so it is not a disaster. We are confident the film can stay on schedule."

Meanwhile, Ford is joined on the new J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Wars" by fellow original cast members Mark Hamil and Carrie Fisher. The film also stars Lupita Nyong'o, Adam Driver, and Andy Serkis, among others. "Star Wars: Episode VII" is expected to his theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.

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