Mayim Bialik: I'm Tired, Grateful and Back at Work
08/16/2012 AT 08:20 PM EDT
And she was glad she did.
The cast and crew lavished her with "love and support," Bialik, 36, wrote in a Tweet punctuated with a smiling emoticon.
She added: "Doing ok. Grateful. And tired."
The star, also known from TV's Blossom, was driving in L.A. when another car turned into her vehicle at Hollywood Boulevard on Wednesday and caused the crash, police say.
She suffered a severe injury to her left thumb and was treated at the hospital.
In a Tweet that she said was typed by her husband, Bialik assured her readers that she "will keep all my fingers."