Ryan Phillippe breaks leg in 'freak accident,' could impact production on Shooter
The USA drama, which returns Tuesday, has two episodes left to film for season 2
Over the weekend, Shooter star Ryan Phillippe suffered a broken leg, an injury that will most likely impact production on the USA drama.
On Monday, the actor, who stars as Bob Lee Swagger (the role originated by Mark Wahlberg in the 2007 film), shared the news on Twitter, noting that the “freak accident” didn’t take place on-set, but during a family outing.
He wrote in a four-tweet thread, “Hey, guys. I didn’t injure myself doing a stunt or anywhere near the set of shooter. I was the victim of a freak accident during a family outing on Sunday. My leg is badly broken & required surgical attention, but I will make a full recovery, am in good hands, and will be back in action soon. Thank you for all the well wishes, support, & concern. Also a special thanks to the paramedics & first responders who helped me at the scene & to the medical staff caring for me now. I will keep you updated on my progress.”
The drama, which is set to return on Tuesday, is currently filming the ninth episode of its 10-episode second season. The expectation is that all the episodes will be completed in time for their regularly scheduled air date.
“We are working with our partners at USA and UCP to adjust the production schedule, but first and foremost we are happy to hear that Ryan is doing well and recovering,” Paramount TV said in a statement to EW.
Shooter season 2 premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on USA.
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