Mayim Bialik Photos Show SERIOUS INJURIES

8/16/2012 1:35 PM PDT

Mayim Bialik -- Photos Show SERIOUS Injuries

Mayim Bialik's hands are out of commission -- after the "Blossom" actress nearly lost a finger in a car accident yesterday -- and despite what her publicist said, the pics show serious injuries.

Bialik -- who currently stars in "Big Bang Theory" -- was photographed earlier today in L.A. after her trip to the E.R. -- sporting a full hand cast on her right hand, and a left forearm wrapped in gauze.

Despite the fact that cops told us Mayim's jacket was completely soaked in blood, her publicist wanted us to run the following statement yesterday -- "Mayim Bialik was in a minor car accident today ... She is doing fine and will be returning to work tomorrow."

Pictures don't lie, but guess who does ...