Daniel Craig recovering after ankle injury on James Bond set

Cape Town - Daniel Craig is walking around on crutches after undergoing surgery for an ankle injury sustained on the set of the new James Bond movie.

The actor was injured during filming in Jamaica last month.

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The 51-year-old was spotted at JFK International Airport over the weekend walking on crutches while wearing a moon boot.


Production of the film was expected to continue while the actor was recovering after surgery. However, the film took another hit last week when an explosion rocked the set at the Pinewood Studios leaving one crew member injured.

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As a result of the setbacks, Rami Malek who will play the villain has had scheduled conflicts making him unable to film with Daniel.

A source told The Sun filming was supposed to wrap in September but has been pushed back to October/November due to his injury and the set explosion.

"But they still need to find a time for Daniel and Rami to film together. You can't have a Bond film where 007 doesn't come face to face with the villain so it's a complete nightmare logistically," said the source.

This is just the latest setbacks the film has faced the script has had a number of rewrites and director Danny Boyle quit after creative differences which initially saw the movie be delayed from October 2019 to April 2020.

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