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Harrison Ford recovering after injury on ‘Star Wars’ set

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    Harrison Ford accepted the "Hollywood Career Achievement Award" onstage during the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Oct. 21, 2013. Ford has been injured on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VI" and was taken to a hospital. Disney said the 71-year-old actor was being treated for an ankle injury that happened during filming Thursday, June 12, 2014. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, file)
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NEW YORK >> Harrison Ford is recuperating after surgery to heal a broken leg suffered during production on "Star Wars: Episode VII."

The actor’s publicist said Thursday that Ford is doing well after surgery and will soon begin rehab. Ford was injured a week ago during filming of the much-anticipated sequel at Pinewood Studios outside of London.

The accident involved a spacecraft door falling on the 71-year-old actor’s leg. Ford’s Han Solo pilots the Millennium Falcon, which is returning in "Episode VII."

Disney has said that shooting is continuing while Ford recuperates. He is expected to be sidelined up to two months.

Ford is one of several original "Star Wars" stars returning to the J.J. Abrams-directed sequel. He is joined by fellow alums Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew.

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