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Harrison Ford could be off 'Star Wars VII' set for eight weeks due to broken leg

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Harrison Ford's injury on the set of the latest Star Wars film could keep him out of commission for up to eight weeks, The Mirror reports. Citing doctors and anonymous film sources, they say that the filming schedule is being reorganized around Ford's absence, which is likely to last somewhere between six and eight weeks. After the incident was reported last week, Lucasfilm confirmed that he sustained an leg injury and was taken to the hospital, and other reports elaborate that it occurred when he was hit by the hydraulic door of the Millennium Falcon .

The Mirror's source says that this new schedule won't push the film past its current release date of December 18th, 2015. Because of the number of characters, a reorganization "is not a disaster," they said. "We are still confident the film can stay on schedule." 71-year-old Ford is starring alongside Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and other members of the original cast, as well as newcomers that include recent Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and Girls actor Adam Driver.

Update June 19th, 1:10PM ET: this article has been updated to reflect reports that Ford's injury is a broken leg, not a broken ankle.