Song Joong-ki’s arm cast in ‘Descendants of the Sun’ real

Lena Kim, April 14, 2016, 10:13 a.m.

The cast worn by Yoo Shi-jin, the lead character in the KBS drama series “Descendants of the Sun” turned out to be actor Song Joong-ki’s real-life injury, according to local media outlets. Song Joong-ki was injured during while filming for the drama on Nov. 23, 2015. The injury left him with a fracture on his right arm along with a cruciate ligament rupture which needed eight weeks of recovery.

In the 13th episode of the drama aired last Wednesday, Yoo Shi-jin was severely wounded from a gunshot and is hospitalized. Even after being discharged from the hospital, Yoo continued to wear a cast on his right arm. 

The cast may have simply looked like a prop used to make the drama seem more realistic. However, it was actually a real-life cast of the actor. Reportedly, Song returned to the filming scene in only two weeks, managing to complete the 15th and 16th episodes of the drama on time.

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