Last week Daniel Craig underwent keyhole surgery in New York for a knee injury sustained weeks earlier during filming of SPECTRE. Craig was seen on his way to the clinic last Monday and has reportedly missed several days of filming, currently taking place in Mexico City.
His knee has caused him problems ever since a shooting was postponded at Pinewood by a day in order to allow Craig recovery time. The mirror is reporting that location shots in Mexico City and studio work at Pinewood that do not require the 007 actor have been brought forward to minimise delays to the film and an unnamed source is quoted as saying:
“He took the opportunity to have this surgery done while there was a chance to film scenes in which he was not needed.
He expects to be back to meet his schedule and we are confident he will be fully fit again and there will be no delays.”
The Mirror also says Sam Mendes is struggling to complete the film in time for its release next November, although there is no evidence this is the case. Big budget blockbusters all have the capability to go off track for any number of reasons and so continguency planning expected.