updated 08/16/2012 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 08/16/2012 AT 11:35 AM ET
Iron Man might be invincible but actor Robert Downey Jr. is far from it.
The 47-year-old actor injured his ankle while filming Iron Man 3 on Wednesday.
“Robert Downey Jr. sustained an ankle injury on the set of Iron Man 3 in Wilmington, North Carolina while performing a stunt. There will be a short delay in the production schedule while he recuperates,” Marvel Studios said in a statement.