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Shia LaBeouf expects to regain most dexterity in left hand

Nine months after a disabling West Hollywood car accident, actor Shia LaBeouf says he expects to regain about "80 percent" of the dexterity in his left hand.

"I'll be able to make a fist again," LaBeouf, 22, told Entertainment Weekly during an interview to promote the sequel "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." It arrives in theaters June 24.

"There's a knuckle I'll never be able to move again, but that's probably the only permanent damage, other than the scarring," he said.

LaBeouf's Ford truck flipped during the early morning July crash.

Screws and a plate have been surgically implanted in his hand and doctors used a piece of hip bone to repair the most damaged finger.

Police determined that the actor was not to blame for the accident, which occurred when another driver allegedly ran a red light.

But LaBeouf refused a breath analyzer test at the scene and was charged with a misdemeanor DUI.

The L.A. County district attorney's office declined to prosecute LaBeouf, but his driver's license was suspended for one year.

LaBeouf says his earliest memory after a four-hour emergency surgery was a phone call from Harrison Ford, his co-star in " Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."

"[He] said, 'Hey, are you OK?' I said, 'Yeah, I'm good.' He said, 'Well, then you need to get back to work.' . . . The show doesn't stop for anybody."


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