Ryan Phillippe Broke His Leg After 'Freak' UTV Accident While on Vacation: Report
Ryan Phillippe suffered a leg injury after being pulled under a UTV in July
A utility task vehicle crushed Ryan Phillippe‘s leg during a family outing in July as the actor attempted to stop the vehicle from barreling into a crowd, reports say.
The cause of Phillippe’s injury was shrouded in mystery after the 42-year-old Shooter actor shared social media photos of himself in a hospital bed with a cast on his leg back in July.
Now, sources reportedly told TMZ that the star was involved in a UTV accident.
According to the site, Phillippe and a friend were off-roading when the utility vehicle rolled over. The pair tried to flip it back on it’s wheels, but the parking brake wasn’t on and the vehicle began rolling toward a nearby crowd.
Springing into action,Phillippe tried to grab the steering wheel. But the fast-moving UTV reportedly pulled him underneath, running over the star’s leg.
In July, Phillippe revealed the injury in several Instagram posts — showing himself looking bruised in a hospital bed with his right leg wrapped in bandages. “I’m going to be okay and I appreciate your concern -love, me,” he wrote alongside the picture.
He later posted an explanation on Twitter, putting an end to rumors that he broke his leg on the set of the USA drama.
“Hey, guys. I didn’t injure myself doing a stunt or anywhere near the set of Shooter,” he wrote over a series of tweets. “I was the victim of a freak accident during a family outing on Sunday. My leg is badly broken and required surgical attention, but I will make a full recovery, am in good hands, and will be back in action soon.”
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He continued, “Thank you for all the well wishes, support, and concern. Also a special thanks to the paramedics and first responders who helped me at the scene and to the medical staff caring for me now. I will keep you updated on my progress.”
On Tuesday, the father of three gave a health update to fans on Instagram — with a shirtless photo, of course.
“Gettin bak in fightin’ shape – war ready,” Phillippe captioned the image. In the picture, the actor, who is still in a boot as his leg heals, sported black gym shorts.
Shooter airs Tuesdays (10 p.m. ET) on USA.