While filming in Oklahoma for Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon, Robert De Niro suffered a leg injury on set. De Niro, 77, injured his quad muscles, actually tearing them while performing a simple motion. \u201cI tore my quad somehow,\u201d De Niro shared in mid-May. \u201c just a simple stepping over something and I just went down. The pain was excruciating and now I have to get it fixed. But it happens, especially when you get older, you have to be prepared for unexpected things." Robert De Niro shares update and overview of leg injury from filming Robert De Nrio \/ ImageCollect De Niro\u2019s leg injury occurred earlier in May in Oklahoma. As a result, he flew back to New York City on May 13. There, he received medical treatment for the torn quad muscles. Because of his filming schedule, the time he\u2019ll be taking off won\u2019t end up delaying the Scorsese film. https:\/\/twitter.com\/ladbible\/status\/1391798355995594753 RELATED: Martin Scorsese Is Not Happy With All Of The Streaming Services De Niro calls the injury \u201cmanageable.\u201d A representative reportedly shared that he\u2019ll be taking some time off, however it \u201cwill not affect production as he was not scheduled to film again for another three weeks.\u201d Robert De Niro in \u2018Killers of the Flower Moon\u2019 https:\/\/twitter.com\/Spoliniesque\/status\/1392164643393658880 The actor further specified he plays cattleman William Hale in killers of the Flower Moon. As for his return to set, he went on, \u201cWhat I\u2019m doing with Scorsese in Killers of the Flower Moon, I\u2019m pretty much a sedentary character in a way. I don\u2019t move around a lot, thank god. So we\u2019ll manage.\u201d https:\/\/twitter.com\/cinemaniaco_fb\/status\/1393166227132993536 He went on, with high hopes for himself and the film, \u201cI just have to get the procedure done and keep it straight in a certain position and let it heal. One of the things is that it has to play in theaters. That\u2019s a very strong component of it. By the time it comes out, hopefully it\u2019ll be back to a close-to-normal situation.\u201d AppleTV+ produces this western true-crime drama based by a 2017 non-fiction book penned by journalist David Grann. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Ernest Burkhart, nephew of De Niro\u2019s Hale.