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Daniel Craig will undergo ankle surgery after sustaining an injury while filming “Bond 25.”

“Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica,” the franchise’s official Twitter account posted. “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.”

According to the Sun, the actor fell earlier this month while sprinting on the set of the latest James Bond film.

“He was sprinting during filming when he slipped and fell quite awkwardly,” a source told the British tabloid. “He was in quite a lot of pain and was complaining about his ankle.”

According to the information that is provided in the press, most likely he has a tear of the anterior talofibular ligament or the tear of peroneal tendon or both. In my opinion, if you had an ankle fracture, it would take more than 2 to 3 weeks for him to return back on the set. 

At CFFA we treat these type of injuries surgically and nonsurgically all the time. Sometimes in situations like this, for a very active athletic person it makes more sense to undergo surgery almost immediately because they will recuperate faster. In the more sedentary people, we recommend 4 to 6 months of non-surgical treatment first

Dr. Tatiana Wellens, DPM, PhD

Nadal underwent ankle surgery in Barcelona to remove a free-floating piece of bone in his right ankle. Apparently, it had been an issue for a while due to a previous ankle injury. In a statement on social media, he said, "We detected it a while ago and it's bothered me from time to time. But as the problem with the abdominals also prevents me from playing in London, we decided to take advantage and intervene in the ankle to prevent future problems. “Usually they are caused by what we call osteochondral lesions or avulsion type injury fractures when a ligament pulls very hard on the bone and takes a piece of bone with it.

Usually this type of surgery is not an emergency, but Nadal had pulled out from a tournament in Paris due to abdominal muscle injury and took that opportunity to fix his ankle as well. He’s expected to make a full recovery by 2019.

We perform these types of surgeries routinely. Growth factors and stem cells are commonly utilized as well. 


Dr. Tatiana Wellens, DPM, PhD
Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center, LLC