‘NCIS’ Star Sean Murray Reveals Serious Injury That Limits His Mobility

NCIS star Sean Murray is opening up about an injury he suffered during the procedural's early days. Having been on the long-running CBS drama since the first season, Murray has likely gotten injured more than a few times while portraying Special Agent Timothy McGee. While speaking with former co-stars Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo on their podcast, Off Duty: An NCIS Rewatch, he recalled a time he got hurt from a car wash.

Via ScreenRant, the trio looked back at their time in Season 2 of NCIS, when McGee had to run through a car wash in pursuit of a suspect. Murray shared that he was running and fell on his hand, and to this day, he has "very limited mobility" in his right thumb, and it was not supposed to happen. He said, "I know, running through that car wash, which I did many times and was a real car wash. I remember taking a sharp right… I take a sharp right, my dress shoes come out right from under me because I'm sprinting. I come down on my right hand. And, you know, like a lot of us actor types, we jump up, we just keep doing our thing. We don't even really notice what we do until afterwards."

While it does not sound pretty what happened, it definitely could have been a lot worse. Losing some mobility in his thumb was definitely one of the better outcomes from it. The fact that Murray was still able to do 20 seasons of NCIS proves that it didn't take away too much from him, and he was still laughing while telling the story, so luckily, it didn't traumatize him too much. But it wouldn't be surprising if he stayed away from car washes for a little bit.

Filming a show like NCIS, injuries are expected, unfortunately, and it doesn't help running into a working car wash. Sean Murray handled it like a pro, though. Considering NCIS is gearing up for its 22nd season, and Murray currently has no plans to leave, the moment wasn't too bad for him. It is always interesting and entertaining to see what stunts happen in each episode, whether intentional or not, especially if it's a big one.