The 71-year-old ''Dark Knight'' co-star is reportedly in good spirits after undergoing surgery on his hand and arm following a car crash late Sunday night
(FROM AP) — Morgan Freeman is in ”good spirits,” his publicist said in a statement on Tuesday (Aug. 5), after undergoing a four-and-a-half-hour surgery on Monday night to repair damage to his left arm and hand following a car wreck on Sunday. Freeman and a passenger were traveling on a dark, two-lane highway in the Mississippi Delta just before midnight on Sunday when his car ran off the side of the road and flipped several times before landing in a ditch. A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson said rescuers had to use jaws of life to remove Freeman from his vehicle. He suffered a broken arm, broken elbow, and minor shoulder damage, but his publicist says he is expected to make a full recovery. ”He was walking this [morning], and is looking forward to his release as soon as possible,” the publicist said in the statement.