Kaley Cuoco shares broken leg story with Ellen

Nov 4, 2010 at 3:42 p.m. ET

Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco broke her leg in a nasty horse riding accident -- and she shared her story with Ellen.

Kaley Cuoco is sporting a huge cast after breaking her leg in a nasty horse riding accident. She shared the story with Ellen -- and it's pretty gross.

Kaley Cuoco

The short version: The initial fall wasn't what did it. The horse spooked when Kaley Cuoco was lying on the ground and landed on her leg, leaving her with a break so bad her leg was almost amputated.

Cuoco says her broken leg will not be written into her storyline on The Big Bang Theory. Instead, her character (waitress Penny) will become a bartender for a few episodes and will only be seen from the waist up behind the bar.

Kaley Cuoco in her own words

Here's Kaley telling the story...