Daniel Craig to undergo minor surgery

Eon Productions announce Bond star will undergo surgery for ankle injury sustained while filming in Jamaica.

The tabloids have had a field day recently after reports emerged that Daniel Craig had injured his ankle while filming in Jamaica. Initially reports said filming was “cancelled” although they really meant postponed. Later they dialled back on the severity of the injury saying it was less severe than initially reported.

However, Eon Products has just made the following announcement via Twitter:

BOND 25 update: Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica. Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020.

So the reports were correct but filming won’t be affected. Craig underwent surgery during SPECTRE after injuring his knee and had shoulder surgery following Quantum of Solace. Filmmakers need to be flexible when shooting productions of this magnitude due to the sheer number of moving parts.

Something will always go wrong but they’ll find a way around it. This time it a Daniel Craig’s ankle that went wrong. But with luck he’ll be back on set soon.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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