Belfast Telegraph

Ford using ‘prosthetic’

Harrison Ford appears to be improving following his Star Wars injury.

The 71-year-old actor underwent surgery after he was injured while shooting a scene for JJ Abrams' upcoming Episode VII on June 12.

Photos published by MailOnline Monday show Harrison using what the outlet calls a prosthetic – a large leg brace that extends from his knee and allows him to walk.

The images show the actor strapped into the contraption while maneuvering a flight of stairs outside 34 restaurant in Mayfair and reportedly “refusing any assistance from friends”.

The photos appear to show a marked improvement for the star, who was seen in a wheelchair last Saturday as he left an Oxford hospital.

Harrison, who is reprising his role as rebel Han Solo in the forthcoming Star Wars instalment, was reportedly shooting a scene with the movie's Millenium Falcon spacecraft when a hydraulic floor apparently fell on him.

The actor was reportedly airlifted from Pinewood Studios to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and has been in rehabilitation since.

Initial reports indicated Harrison may not be able to return to set for up to eight weeks, however, TMZ claims the actor could be out of commission for far longer.

Disney has insisted production will not be delayed despite the star’s injury.

However, the action star’s spokesperson has stated Harrison is eager to return to work.

"His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly,” representative Ina Treciokas said. “He's doing well and looks forward to returning to work.”

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

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