In a statement released to the BBC by Ford’s publicist, it was confirmed that the star actually broke his leg, not his ankle.
It was originally reported that Ford suffered an ankle injury while on the set of Episode VII, but as it turns out a hydraulic door, part of the practical Millennium Falcon set constructed for the movie, malfunctioned and fell, hitting Ford and causing him to break his leg.
Ford has already undergone surgery for the broken leg. Surgery was successful and rehab on the leg will begin shortly. Ford’s publicist said that the actor is quote “doing well and [looking] forward to returning to work.”
There was no word on whether or not the actor will be out longer then the two months that was originally reported when the accident first happened. Principal photography on Episode VII is expected to take at least six months possibly longer.
If that’s true then Abrams and cast shouldn’t have any issue in working around Harrison’s absence.
Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to hit theaters on December 18th, 2015.