ComingSoon.net has reported that The Rock ruptured his achilles tendon “in preparation for his upcoming role as a professional quarterback in the Disney comedy The Game Plan.”
Rock will have surgery on Friday by Dr. John W. Uribe, and production of the film has been put on hiatus.
The following is a prepared statement from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: “I approached this role trying to be as true to the character as possible and the fact is professional athletes train hard and get hurt. My injury, while serious, is unfortunately common with this type of activity. I am so appreciative of the outpouring of support that I have received from Disney, and all those involved with this film. I anticipate that with some TLC, pizza and a lot of donuts, I will be making a speedy recovery and will be able to get myself, and everyone who has been working so hard on this production, back to the business of doing what we love most, making movies.”