The star revealed to FHM magazine he suffered a hairline fracture and needed to have a metal plate inserted in his neck after a “vicious” fight between him and wrestler ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin in the movie, which also stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke and British actor Jason Statham.
“Man, it was seven guys, kicking each other’s ass, one guy tougher than the next. No joke, our stunt guys were begging for mercy,” Stallone said.
“Actually, my fight with ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin was so vicious that I ended up getting a hairline fracture in my neck. I’m not joking. I haven’t told anyone this, but I had to have a very serious operation afterwards.
“I now have a metal plate in my neck.”
The Expendables follows a secret team of special military operatives who work together to overthrow a dictator in South America. It is due for release in mid-2010. — Stuff.co.