The British pop star was photographed with two of his fingers taped together during a rehearsal break outside a studio in London on Wednesday (20Jan13).
There was also a bandage wrapped around his right hand and wrist, and scratches were clearly visible on his knuckles.
It is not yet known how the 20 year old hurt his arm.
It's been a tumultuous week for Malik - on Sunday (27Jan13) he hit the headlines after he was accused of cheating on his girlfriend, pop star Perrie Edwards, with an Australian waitress.
Malik jetted back to Britain from France to be with Edwards, and the couple has since reportedly decided not to split.