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'Star Wars: Episode VII': Harrison Ford to miss 6-8 weeks of filming due to injury

"We are still confident the film can stay on schedule," a source says. "The main priority is making sure he is okay."

By Annie Martin
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'Star Wars: Episode VII': Harrison Ford to miss 6-8 weeks of filming due to injury
Cast member Harrison Ford attends the premiere of the sci-fi motion picture "Ender's Game" at TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman's) in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on October 28, 2013. The film depicts the people of Earth banding together to prevent their own annihilation from the Buggers, a technologically superior alien species. The International Military seeks out a leader who can save the human race from the alien attack in a battle that will determine the future of Earth. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

LONDON, June 16 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford's recent injury will cause him to miss time on the Star Wars: Episode VII set.

The 71-year-old actor was airlifted to the hospital last Thursday after he was reportedly injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon prop. He is confirmed to have a broken ankle, but, contrary to some reports, did not sustain a pelvic injury.

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"The initial day or two after the accident it was hard to move some things around," a source tells The Mirror. "But now we have had more time we can juggle things, bring some scenes forward and push others back. There are lots of other actors in the movie so it is not a disaster."

"We are still confident the film can stay on schedule," the insider continues. "At the moment it looks like Harrison is going to be off set for 6-8 weeks, but the main priority is making sure he is okay."

Ford's wife, actress Calista Flockhart, flew to England over the weekend to be with her husband. The actor is still in the hospital, but a Star Wars publicist tells Sky News they "hope to announce some good news soon."

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Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled for release December 18, 2015.

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