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It Wasn’t The Ankle! Harrison Ford’s Rep Confirms Han Solo Actor Broke Leg, Required Surgery

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Jun. 20 2014, Published 1:44 p.m. ET

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Harrison Ford suffered a broken leg, not a broken ankle as the Star Wars studio previously said, according to a statement from his publicist, Ina Treciokas.

"Harrison Ford's left leg was broken in an accident," the spokeswoman said in a statement to CNN.

She didn't say how long the 71-year-old actor would be sidelined, but said he is excited to get back to reprising his role as Han Solo for the upcoming Star Wars reboot.

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

Ford broke his leg while filming Star Wars: Episode VII at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England.

Episode VII is slated for a December 18, 2015 release.

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