06/16/2014 02:12 pm ET Updated Jun 16, 2014

Harrison Ford's Broken Ankle Will Keep Him Away From 'Star Wars' For 2 Months

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Harrison Ford was just placed on the "Star Wars" version of the disabled list. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the broken ankle Ford suffered on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" last week will keep him sidelined for the next eight weeks. Per THR, the lack of Ford will not affect the release date for "Episode VII," which is slated for Dec. 18, 2015.

Ford injured his ankle on June 12.

“Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of 'Star Wars: Episode VII,'" Disney said in a statement at the time. "He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates."

Ford is set to play Han Solo in "Episode VII," and according to previous reports his role is a substantial one. For more on his injury, head to THR. This news was first reported by The Mirror.

[via THR]



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