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Harrison Ford is seen without his sling for the first time since injuring his shoulder

Harrison Ford has been seen without his sling for the first time since injuring his shoulder while rehearsing a fight scene for Indiana Jones 5.

The ageing star, 78, cut a casual figure as he stepped out for a stroll with a pal in London on Sunday, after his injury forced filming to be delayed by three months.

Despite sparking fears he may requiry surgery to fix his shoulder injury, Harrison already seems to be well on the road to recovery as he headed out for a walk.

On the mend? Harrison Ford, 78, has been seen without his sling for the first time since injuring his shoulder while rehearsing a fight scene for Indiana Jones 5

Harrison opted for a simple all-black ensemble as he headed out for a stroll in the capital.

Having been forced to take a break from filming due to his injury, Harrison enjoyed his unexpected downtime by embarking on a walk through the city.

The star, who was previously seen sporting a khaki green sling on Friday, was without the addition on his arm as he continued his lengthy recovery.

Filming for the fifth and final Indiana Jones movie in the series has been pushed back by three months due to Harrison’s injuries, after being originally due for release in 2022.  

On the road to recovery: The ageing star had been sporting a sling on his arm after injuring himself during filming for Indiana Jones 5 (pictured with the sling last week)

On the road to recovery: The ageing star had been sporting a sling on his arm after injuring himself during filming for Indiana Jones 5 (pictured with the sling last week)

Simple: Harrison opted for a simple all-black ensemble as he headed out for a stroll in the capital with a friend after being forced to take a break from filming

Simple: Harrison opted for a simple all-black ensemble as he headed out for a stroll in the capital with a friend after being forced to take a break from filming

Low-key: Filming for the fifth and final Indiana Jones movie in the series has been pushed back by three months due to Harrison's injuries, after being originally due for release in 2022

Low-key: Filming for the fifth and final Indiana Jones movie in the series has been pushed back by three months due to Harrison’s injuries, after being originally due for release in 2022

It is a fresh blow for the movie- which sees James Mangold taking on directing duties from long-time helmer Steven Spielberg – after shooting was previously pushed back as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

An insider told The Suns Bizarre column: ‘It is Harrison’s last outing as Indiana and everyone thought it would be plain sailing.

‘After the initial delays everyone was raring to go. But now Harrison is injured and it is worse than first thought.

Drama: It is a fresh blow for the movie after shooting was previously pushed back as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

Drama: It is a fresh blow for the movie after shooting was previously pushed back as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

‘The film’s bosses have come together to work out the scheduling and it’s chaos. The earliest they think they can restart the production is September.

‘It was not what anyone was expecting so to have to change everything is a huge blow. Everyone was concerned for Harrison and they are glad he is on the mend.’

Harrison is known for doing his own stunts on set and Spielberg confessed that he was an ‘idiot’ for letting the star take on risky scenes such as the boulder run in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The legendary filmmaker said: ‘A double would have cheated his head down, so Harrison volunteered to do it himself.

Daredevil: Harrison is known for doing his own stunts on set and Spielberg confessed that he was an 'idiot' for letting the star take on risky scenes in previous Indiana Jones films

Daredevil: Harrison is known for doing his own stunts on set and Spielberg confessed that he was an ‘idiot’ for letting the star take on risky scenes in previous Indiana Jones films

Carrying on: Reports suggest that production for the film will continue around Harrison's recovery with the schedule being 'reconfigured' when needed over the coming weeks

Carrying on: Reports suggest that production for the film will continue around Harrison’s recovery with the schedule being ‘reconfigured’ when needed over the coming weeks

Pain: The Hollywood actor was said to have 'aggravated an old injury that's bad enough for him to require surgery to put it right'

Pain: The Hollywood actor was said to have ‘aggravated an old injury that’s bad enough for him to require surgery to put it right’

‘There were five shots of the rock from five different angles – each one done twice – so Harrison had to race the rock ten times.

‘He won ten times – and beat the odds. He was lucky – and I was an idiot for letting him try it.’ 

The out previously reported that Ford had ‘aggravated an old injury that’s bad enough for him to require surgery to put it right’.

The source told The Sun: ‘He was filming an action scene on a train within Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire when he felt it go. It’s not known yet if he will fly back to the US for surgery. It’s all up in the air and schedules are being re-written.’   

40 years later: Harrison has played the iconic role of Indiana Jones for 40 years, having first starred in Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981

40 years later: Harrison has played the iconic role of Indiana Jones for 40 years, having first starred in Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981

Pain: This isn't the only time the star has been injured on the set of a film. He was crushed by the Millennium Falcon's hydraulic door on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2014

Pain: This isn’t the only time the star has been injured on the set of a film. He was crushed by the Millennium Falcon’s hydraulic door on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2014  

Reports suggest that production for the film will continue around Harrison’s recovery with the schedule being ‘reconfigured’ when needed over the coming weeks, with the paper adding the incident has thrown the film’s schedule ‘into chaos’ 

A Disney source told Deadline: ‘In the course of rehearsing for a fight scene, Harrison Ford sustained an injury involving his shoulder. 

‘Production will continue while the appropriate course of treatment is evaluated, and the filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed in the coming weeks.’

MailOnline have contacted representatives of Harrison and Disney for comment.  

This isn’t the only time the movie star has been injured on the set of a film, as Harrison was previously crushed by the Millennium Falcon’s hydraulic door on the set of Star Wars movie The Force Awakens.   

That's got to hurt! In another Indiana Jones-related injury, Harrison injured his back during filming for The Temple of Doom (pictured in character in Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull)

 That’s got to hurt! In another Indiana Jones-related injury, Harrison injured his back during filming for The Temple of Doom (pictured in character in Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull)

The then 71-year-old was knocked to the ground and pinned down by the heavy door while filming the movie at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire in June 2014. 

A film production company owned by Disney was been fined £1.6million as a result of the accident. 

He could have been killed by the door on the set of the Millennium Falcon spaceship which crushed him like a ‘blunt-edged guillotine’, a court heard.

Hollywood star Ford was reprising his role as Han Solo when he was hit by the hydraulic door, which had been designed to mimic the action of a door on the original set.

It acted like a ‘blunt guillotine’, coming down ‘millimetres from his face’ at a speed of just 1.6 seconds, as the star passed underneath. He was pinned by the pelvis to the ground as a result. 

Ford suffered a broken tibia and fibula, a dislocated ankle and a cut hand in the incident, while his sidekick Chewbacca’s safety was also endangered.

A timeline of Harrison Ford’s movie injuries 

  • 1981 – Raiders of the Lost Ark: Harrison – who performs his own stunts – bruised his ribs while being dragged along by a truck for one stunt. In another action sequence, Harrison tore his right anterior cruciate ligament.
  • 1984 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: The veteran actor reportedly suffered a herniated disc as a result of riding an elephant for too long during filming for the movie.
  • 1993 – The Fugitive: In the movie, Harrison’s character Richard Kimble is at one point seen limping while running. This was due to ligament damage the actor sustained during shooting scenes in the woods – with Harrison refusing to have surgery until after filming finished.
  • 2014 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The then 71-year-old was knocked to the ground and pinned down by the heavy door while filming the movie at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. 
  • 2021 – Indiana Jones 5: Harrison sustained a shoulder injury in a choreographed fight scene.

In 2015, Harrison was taken to hospital with a broken arm and a nasty gash to his head after crashing a WW2 vintage plane on a Venice, California golf course.

The actor who has been a licensed pilot for nearly two decades, was not going to be able to make the runaway at Santa Monica Airport so he picked a long green at the nearby Penmar golf course to land out of the way of the congested neighbourhood.

After plunging 3,000ft and hitting a tree on the way down, Ford was rushed from the scene bleeding heavily from a head wound. 

‘At the hospital. Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man,’ his son Ben Ford tweeted just two hours after the crash. ‘Thank you all for your thoughts and good vibes for my dad.’

Ford’s publicist Ina Treciokas said at the time that the actor had no other choice but to make an emergency landing.

In a statement, she said: ‘Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which stalled upon takeoff. He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely.

‘He was banged up and is in the hospital receiving medical care.’ 

In another Indiana Jones-related injury, Harrison injured his back during filming for the second film in the franchise, The Temple of Doom.

The veteran actor reportedly suffered a herniated disc as a result of riding an elephant for too long during filming for the movie.

And in the very first Indiana Jones film, Harrison – who performs his own stunts – bruised his ribs while being dragged along by a truck for one stunt.

In another action sequence, Harrison tore his right anterior cruciate ligament.  

Meanwhile, Harrison previously said he wouldn’t make another Indiana Jones movie unless he was sure the production team could ‘kill it.’ 

at work: It's been a busy period for Harrison as in recent months he's been spotted in the Scottish Borders and North Yorkshire while shooting scenes as the famous archaeologist

at work: It’s been a busy period for Harrison as in recent months he’s been spotted in the Scottish Borders and North Yorkshire while shooting scenes as the famous archaeologist

Citing the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he said: ‘I don’t really want to give them what they wanna see, I want to give them something they didn’t anticipate seeing.

‘The Marvel movies are a spectacular example of a success that worked the other way round – they killed it. We’re not going to make another Indiana Jones unless we’re in a position to kill it. We want it to be the best.’  

Indiana Jones 5 was first announced in 2016 and originally scheduled to be released in July 2019.

It was then pushed back a year, before being delayed for another 12 months until July 2021 after Jonathan Kasdan – whose father Lawrence Kasdan wrote 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – was brought on board to work on the script after original screenwriter David Koepp departed the project.

This latest entry in the Indiana Jones franchise will see Harrison Ford done the famous fedora and whip for the fifth time, following Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. 

The most recent film in the series was 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which earned over $790.6 million at the global box office.

Co-star: Mads Mikkelsen is another big name set to appear in Indiana Jones 5

Supporting role: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 35, has also signed on to appear in Indiana Jones 5 alongside Harrison Ford

Supporting roles: Both Mads Mikkelsen, 55, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 35, L-R have also signed on to appear in Indiana Jones 5 alongside Harrison


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