Zac Efron Gets Titanium Plate After On-Set Injury During 'Townies' Fight Scene With Dave Franco

“High School Musical” actor Zac Efron has been known for his rock-hard abs, but now the focus is on another part of him, as he announced the addition of a titanium plate in his hand this week following an on-set injury.

The 25-year-old actor broke his hand while filming a fight scene for his latest film, “Townies.” The injury required a titanium-plate implant, the Daily Mail reports.

Efron told Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Carrie Ann Inaba on “Live! With Kelly & Michael” Thursday that he is healing, despite the severity of the injury and his hand's grueseome appearence.

“I broke it a couple [of] days ago on set,” said Efron, who said he was filming the fight scene with his co-star, Dave Franco. “I had to go back to work, so I couldn’t really wear a cast, so [the medics] put like a titanium plate in it and a bunch of screws.” 

Efron was in New York to promote the 2012 drama “At Any Price,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. The film focuses on a troubled relationship between a rebellious son and father (Dennis Quaid) and their family’s failing farm business.

The former Disney star spoke to ABC News Thursday about the future of his acting career, saying he has no particular plans.

“I take them one by one. You can’t look too far in the future,” Efron said. “I know that at the core you have to follow your heart and do the projects that really speak to you ... I really want to make good movies,” he said.

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