The actor was filming an emotionally charged scene for his upcoming movie Nightcrawler on Wednesday when he punched a mirror and injured his hand.
Jake was rushed to the hospital, where he received numerous stitches for his wounds.
"While Jake was filming an intense scene… his character purposefully banged his hand into the mirror,” spokesperson Mara Buxbaum said.
"Unfortunately the mirror accidentally broke, and Jake's hand was badly cut up.”
Luckily, the damage was not serious and the 32-year-old returned to work that very same day.
In the film – scheduled for release sometime next year – Jake plays Lou, a freelance journalist who stumbles upon the underground Los Angeles crime world.