Stop the presses, all you Star Wars fans: I’ve got great news! Just six weeks after suffering a broken ankle on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” and after becoming a virtual spokesperson for the iWalk hands-free crutch, Harrison Ford was spotted out and about (flying his private helicopter, of course) wearing nothing more than a little bandage around his ankle.
Of course, that’s good news for Star Wars fans, who’ve already seen filming of the newest franchise installment shut down for two weeks to accommodate Ford’s injury—the sooner he recovers, the more likely it is that the movie will still meet it’s targeted December 18, 2015 release date.
It should also serve as great comfort to anyone dealing with an ankle injury personally. As a Houston podiatrist, I know six weeks is on the early side of recovery for a broken ankle, especially when you consider the fact that Ford’s fracture was severe enough to require surgical repair AND when you remember that he’s 72 years old! (Unfortunately, in most situations, older individuals don’t heal as quickly as children do after a fracture.)
Clearly Harrison Ford has worked with his physicians to maintain his active lifestyle in a way that didn’t compromise his recovery at all. If you, like Ford, want to know how you can keep doing the things you love after suffering an ankle injury, schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider for expert guidance through your recovery.