Henry Cavill loves playing Geralt of Rivia for The Witcher and I love how much he loves to update us about what’s going on with the Netflix show. Unfortunately, in recent history it hasn’t always been great news. The Witcher Season 2 was shut down twice in 2020 due to Covid-19, and then had another setback after Henry Cavill was injured on set. The good news? Now he’s confirming the moment did happen and also updating us on what he’s getting up since his injury.
Taking to social media to connect with his fanbase, Henry Cavill told his Instagram followers that, well, he basically sat around and ate a lot over the holidays. The UK, in fact, is still under lockdown but he’s at least been able to get back on the horse -- not literally in this case -- and start working out again. He told fans:
We are in lockdown here the UK so I'm using my once a day outdoor exercise to go for my first jog since my hamstring injury! (More on that another time). It wasn't fast, and it certainly was far, but it has been a major step in my recovery, and my first step to getting back into the groove after a Christmas that may have involved more than a few cups of mulled wine, and an exceptionally fat Turkey.
I mean, I’m all for mulled wine over running for recovery, though I’m a person who actually enjoys running. So does Henry Cavill, as he actually trained for The Durrell Challenge earlier this year. Training for The Witcher obviously isn’t all cardio, but prior to his hamstring injury, he did share what his goals are while training to play Geralt for Netflix saying “speed, explosive power, and fitness” are the keys to his success.
Unfortunately, back in mid-December, news broke from the set of The Witcher that Henry Cavill had injured himself on set. At the time, it wasn’t clear how bad the injury was, though the event that led to it sounded a little stressful. Apparently, Cavill had been performing a stunt -- he’s known for performing his own stunts on the show -- 20 feet in the air when he had some issues with his harness leading to some problems with filming in Geralt’s armor.
It took a couple of weeks for Henry Cavill to get back into a workout routine, but I guess in many ways his hamstring injury couldn’t have come at a better time. TV productions generally shut down for the holidays anyway, giving Cavill time to work his way back into Geralt shape. Given the issue seemed to be not that the actor was drastically injured but that it was hard for him to deal with scenes involving Geralt and his armor, this is good news indeed.
We'll be sure to keep you updated as The Witcher Season 2 keeps moving forward at Netflix. But during hectic and pandemic-filled 2020 so far, it's nice to get an update on a piece of good news.