LaBeouf's Left Hand 'Crushed' in Crash

Transformers sequel will be altered to include star's injury
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 1, 2008 8:53 PM CDT
This image made from video provided by WWW.HOLLYWOOD.TV shows the overturned vehicle of actor Shia LaBeouf in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 27, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Shia LaBeouf's hand was "crushed" in the wreck that flipped his truck last weekend, and he still runs the risk of infection and other complications after a four-hour surgery, his lawyer said today. The actor has been recovering at a Los Angeles hospital since the surgery and "will need regular medical supervision until his doctors clear him to return to work," Norris' statement said.

"We are hopeful that this return will be sooner rather than later." It added that LaBeouf's left arm was immobilized and that the production of the Transformers sequel has been modified to accommodate his recovery.