Ryan Phillippe Says He's 'Getting Back in Fighting Shape' After He Broke His Leg in 'Freak Accident'

Phillippe broke his leg during a family outing in July

Photo: Ryan Phillippe/Instagram

Ryan Phillippe is on the mend following his “freak accident” that resulted in a broken leg.

The Shooter star took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a shirtless selfie — which captures his fit physique — and give an update about his health to fans.

“Gettin bak in fightin’ shape – war ready,” Phillippe, 42, captioned the image. In the photo, the actor, who is still in a boot as his leg continues to heal, sports a white towel on his brow and black gym shorts.

In July, Phillippe posted an Instagram photo showing himself looking bruised in a hospital bed with his right leg wrapped in bandages. “I’m going to be ok & i appreciate your concern -🖤me,” he wrote alongside the photo.

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Although it was unclear at the time about what caused the injury, Phillippe posted an explanation shortly after on Twitter and put an end to the rumors that said it occurred on the set of his TV 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 & required surgical attention, but i will make a full recovery, am in good hands, and will be [b]ack in action soon.”

He continued, “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.”


Since the accident, Phillippe has posted multiple progress photos, including him with crutches and lifting weights in the gym.

Shooter airs Tuesdays (10 p.m. ET) on USA.

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