Russell Crowe, Wounded Bird

Russell Crowe‘s got a boo-boo. And, apparently, it’s a big boo-boo — so big that it might throw the production of Jodie Foster‘s next flick into a tizzy.

Crowe severely injured his shoulder Tuesday in Austin, Texas, where he was training for his role as a circus freak in “Flora Plum” and also recording a CD with his rock band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, doctors are telling Crowe he needs surgery, and principal photography on the movie, which was scheduled to start two weeks from now in Orlando, Fla., has already been postponed.

The film’s producers might wait for Crowe to recover, or they could dump him and recast the film, according to the trade paper.

“Flora Plum,” a love story between a circus freak and a poor girl (Claire Danes), is to be the first picture directed by Foster since “Home for the Holidays.”