Actor Sam Claflin fears his hand will never be the same again after breaking a finger when a stunt went awry on the set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Co-star Alan Ritchson revealed in April (13) that the British hunk had suffered a nasty injury while rehearsing for an action scene, and now Claflin admits the bone in his hand still hasn't properly healed - and it probably never will.

He tells the New York Post's Page Six column, "(I) slipped and (actually) punched the stuntman instead of not punching him.

"It took me an hour and a half to realise I'd done it, because I was so worried about (the stuntman). That was the first time I'd ever hit someone... (My finger's still) not 100 per cent better, and I don't think it ever will be, which is fine. It's workable."