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Actor DiCaprio Injures Leg on Set

April 23, 2006

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) _ Actor Leonardo DiCaprio suffered a minor leg injury while filming in Mozambique, his publicist said Saturday.

The accident happened Friday on the set of ``Blood Diamond,″ Ken Sunshine said in a statement. He provided no details.

DiCaprio ``received medical attention and was back at work″ Saturday, Sunshine said.

As a precaution, he was flown to the Nelspruit Medi-Clinic in neighboring South Africa for X-rays, the Johannesburg-based newspaper The Citizen reported. He was accompanied by a medic and bodyguards, the paper said.

Hospital officials were not immediately available to comment.

``Blood Diamond,″ a Warner Bros. Pictures action drama directed by Edward Zwick, went into production in South Africa and Mozambique in February.

Set against the backdrop of Sierra Leone’s bloody civil war, it tells the story of a South African mercenary, played by DiCaprio, and a local fisherman who join forces to recover a rare pink diamond.

The film also stars Academy Award-winner Jennifer Connelly as an American journalist and Djimon Hounsou as the Sierra Leonean fisherman.

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