Daniel Craig to undergo 'minor surgery' after ankle injury on Bond 25

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Actor Daniel Craig poses for photographers during the photo call of the latest installment of the James Bond film franchise, currently known as 'Bond 25', in Oracabessa, Jamaica, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Hudson)
Daniel Craig (Credit: AP Photo/Leo Hudson)

Daniel Craig is to have 'minor surgery' on his ankle, following his accident on the set of Bond 25, according to the film's official Twitter.

Craig sustained the injury while filming scenes in Jamaica.

“Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica,” the statement reads.

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“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.”

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It's the latest in a series of issues that have beset the production of the 25th Bond movie.

Reports earlier this month suggested that the film's script is being 'endlessly re-written' by various people involved in the movie.

A source told the Daily Mail: “They have an outline of plot, but dialogue is all last-minute. It’s not the way to make a movie. I would imagine they’ll sort it out in the cutting room. That’s where most movies get made anyway.

“But you’d think the Bond lot would be more together.”

The source added that 'the crew reckon they’re working on a well-polished s*** show'.

It follows the movie's initial bump in the road, when original director Danny Boyle parted ways with the production, citing creative differences.

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Reports suggested that Boyle wanted to kill off Bond in his version of the movie, with True Detective helmsman Cary Fukunaga taking over the reigns.

And it's not the first time that Craig has injured himself on a Bond set either.

During the making of Quantum of Solace in 2008, he hurt his shoulder – requiring sugery – and almost lost a finger.

“It wasn’t an essential operation but if I don’t do it now, I could do something on the next movie and rip it out of its socket,” he told the Daily Telegraph.

“It’s just a pain in the ass, really, and it’ll be a long wait before it heals properly.”

As for the finger, he told Playboy: “It wasn’t as extreme as all that. I lost the pad.

“I was bleeding a lot. I had to get it cauterized. Filming stopped and everybody went, ‘Oh my God! He sliced the end of his finger off!’ They went looking for it, but couldn’t find it.”

Bond 25 is due out in February, 2020.