Max Zhang had to receive five stitches near the corner of his right eye after he was injured while filming a fight scene for the new Wong Fei Hung movie.
HKTOPTEN reported that the injury resulted in half of Zhang's face swelling up, and also made him miss a press conference yesterday.
Director Roy Chow admitted that he was very worried about Zhang's condition and even apologized online, while Zhang said online: "Brothers, focus on work, I will be back soon!"
His wife, Ada Choi, admitted that her heart ached when she found out about the news and thanked the team for letting her husband rest first before resuming work.
The new film will see Eddie Peng star as Wong Fei Hung and the actor is relishing playing the character.
He said: "Earlier, many elders like Kwan Tak Hing, Lau Kar Leung, Lau Ka Fai (Gordon Liu), Lee Nin Kit (Jet Li) have made this heroic character very classic, so I would have to put in a lot of work on the character.
"I am practicing hard with the Hung Kuen master in hopes of grasping this once-in-a-lifetime chance and doing my best."