'Shattered' Hand Forces Shia Off Film

Hampered by car-crash injury, actor quits Dark Fields
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 6, 2008 10:42 AM CST

(Newser) – Continuing trouble with his left hand, ravaged in a rollover car crash, has forced Shia LaBeouf to quit the upcoming tech flick Dark Fields, E! Online reports. The actor’s injury had already slowed production. He’s due for a second surgery to fix his thumb; an initial operation immediately followed the July 27 crash. “Shia’s hand is totally shattered; it’s much worse than anyone thought,” a source told E!