Zac Efron returned to public view on Thursday (14Nov13) and showed little sign of injury as he made his first appearance since he broke his jaw in a nasty fall.

The former High School Musical star had to have his jaw wired shut after reportedly slipping in a puddle at his Los Angeles home and badly smashing his face.

The incident left fans concerned for his wellbeing, but Efron looked fit and healthy as he made his way to the gym for a workout in Venice, California on Thursday evening.

The star showed no sign of any bruising or cuts to his face, but kept his mouth firmly closed.

Efron's Hairspray director, Adam Shankman, recently revealed the star has been restricted to a liquid diet until his jaw recovers, telling, "He has to eat through a straw on a syringe. It's horrible. He's in great spirits. He's just like, 'Wow. It hurts.' His jaw is wired shut."