Harrison Ford injured on the set of 'Star Wars'

Harrison Ford injured on the set of 'Star Wars'

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actor Harrison Ford arrives at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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by ANDREA MANDELL / USA Today

USA TODAY

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 7:36 AM

Harrison Ford has sustained an injury on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.

The 71-year-old actor injured his ankle on Thursday and was taken to a local hospital.

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

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ford, who reprises his role as Han Solo from the original franchise, was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon, the spacecraft that his character pilots in the original films.

Director J.J. Abrams recently posted a photo of the Millennium Falcon on his Twitter feed, signifying a return of the legendary spaceship.

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