A Timeline of Harrison Ford Injuries From 'Indiana Jones' To 'Star Wars'

Harrison Ford has suffered a shoulder injury on the set of Indiana Jones 5. The 78-year-old was hurt while shooting a fight scene for the fifth and final movie in the franchise.

It is not yet known how severe Ford's injury is but in a statement, Disney announced that the filming schedule for the movie would be reconfigured in the coming weeks.

Across his long career Ford's filmed many stunts and daring scenes, leading to numerous injuries on-set. Here, we take a look at the most notable.

1981—Raiders of the Lost Ark

One of Ford's earliest serious injuries came during the shooting of the first Indiana Jones film. As reported in Empire magazine, he performed many of his own stunts throughout the movie

Ford bruised his ribs while being dragged behind a truck. More seriously, he tore his right ACL during another stunt.

Harrison Ford Raiders of the Lost Ark
American actor Harrison Ford on the set of Raiders of the Lost Ark. He reportedly tore his ACL and bruised his ribs while shooting the movie. Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images

1984—Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

The production of the second Indiana Jones movie was interrupted when Ford suffered a herniated disc. He told The New York Times the injury came about as a result of riding elephants for a long period of time and was further irritated by continual action sequences.

Harrison Ford on an elephant
Harrison Ford rides an elephant in a scene from the film Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, 1984. He reportedly injured his back due to riding elephants and continuous stunts. Paramount/Getty Images

John Baxter's book Mythmaker, a biography of George Lucas, details the incident. Indiana Jones co-creator Lucas said: "He [Ford] could barely stand up, yet he was there every day so shooting would not stop. He was in incomprehensible pain, but he was still trying to make it happen."

Production finally paused while Ford flew to hospital to recover. He later returned to finish the movie and still filmed many of his own stunts.

1993—The Fugitive

Ford's injury made it onscreen in the action thriller The Fugitive. His character Richard Kimble is seen limping while running because Ford damaged some ligaments in his left leg shooting scenes in the woods.

Ford refused to have surgery until the end of filming, meaning that his character had to keep the limp.

2015—Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Ford suffered a serious injury on the set of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens that sent him to hospital on June 11, 2014

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Chewbacca and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) on the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Lucasfilm

A hydraulic door on the set of the Millennium Falcon fell on him, fracturing his ankle. Ford's son Ben told Access Hollywood that his dad would likely need a plate and screws put into his ankle.

Ford was airlifted to a hospital in Oxford, England and took two months off to recover before returning in August to finish shooting the Star Wars sequel.

2015—Crash landing

This accident didn't happen on a film set but it sounds like a scene straight from an action movie. In the last decade Ford, who is a qualified pilot, has had a few incidents involving planes.

Harrison Ford's crashed plan in 2015
Harrison Ford crashed his single-engine plane on the Penmar Golf Course on March 5, 2015 in Venice, California. Ford was reportedly taken to a nearby hospital in fair to moderate condition. Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

On March 5, 2015, Ford's plane had to make an emergency landing on a golf course in Venice, California after he experienced engine failure. Ford suffered multiple injuries including a broken pelvis and another broken ankle.

2017—Blade Runner 2049

This one is not an injury suffered by Ford, but an injury caused by him. While filming the sequel Blade Runner 2049 alongside Ryan Gosling, the pair got a bit too physical during a fight scene.

Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford punch
Harrison Ford accidentally punches Ryan Gosling on the set of Blade Runner 2049. Warner Bros. Pictures

Ford said he accidentally punched Gosling in the face in one of the many takes they shot. On The Graham Norton Show he joked that his hand hurt after the incident.

2021—Indiana Jones 5

Ford's latest injury came on the set of the fifth and final Indiana Jones film, thirty years after he first got hurt on Raiders of the Lost Ark.

A Disney statement said: "In the course of rehearsing for a fight scene, Harrison Ford sustained an injury involving his shoulder." It is not yet known how serious the injury is or how long he will have to take to recover.

The currently-untitled Indiana Jones film will also star Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen, and is due out in cinemas in 2022.

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