Kate Winslet bruised after hitting head playing basketball

Updated: May 25, 2010, 17:44 PM IST

New York: Kate Winslet bruised her head badly while playing basketball with her kids Sunday night.

Her injury has caused producers to halt shooting of Winslet`s new HBO miniseries called `Mildred Pierce`, so that the star can recover.

"She fell after being hit by a basketball and suffered bruising that couldn`t be covered with make-up, so the entire production was halted Monday," The New York Post quoted a source as saying.

A representative for Winslet - who has two kids, Mia, 9 and Joe, 6 - confirmed that she was fine.