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Harrison Ford hurts ankle on Millennium Falcon on 'Star Wars' set

June 12, 2014 at 3:49 PM ET

Harrison Ford's jump to hyperspace may be slowed a bit after the actor injured his ankle on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" on Thursday.

Video: The 71-year-old actor is in the hospital after a door from his fictional spaceship, the Millennium Falcon, fell on his ankle.

Disney issued a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which said, "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."

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Ford is reprising his role as Han Solo in the reboot of the popular film franchise. THR reported that the 71-year-old actor was hurt by a door on the Millennium Falcon spaceship. Variety reported that a hydraulic door fell down and hit Ford, possibly fracturing his ankle, during filming at England's Pinewood studios.

Han Solo is the pilot of the spaceship, which is either "the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy" (Lando Calrissian) or a "bucket of bolts" (Princess Leia).

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is being directed by J.J. Abrams and is due in theaters Dec. 18, 2015.

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