harrison fordFilming on "Star Wars: Episode VII" was delayed Thursday when star Harrison Ford was rushed to the hospital with an ankle injury.

Disney issued a statement about the incident, though it did not say what the injury was or clarify its severity.

"Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII," Disney's statement said. "He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates."

Further information, including how long it's expected to take Ford to recover, and how the injury occurred, was not available.

TheWrap reports that Disney has taken out an insurance policy for Ford, who at 71 is one of the older actors on the "Episode VII" set. He's reprising his role of Han Solo, which he originated in the first "Star Wars" trilogy, beginning with 1977's "A New Hope." Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher are just a few of the stars returning for the first installment in what's set to be a new "Wars" trilogy.

Here's to a speedy recovery for the actor.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" hits theaters on December 18, 2015.

[via: TheWrap]

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