Will Peter Weber's scary injury affect the upcoming season of The Bachelor?

We couldn't help but feel for Peter Weber after Hannah Brown broke his heart on the last season of The Bachelorette. Things recently started to look like they were turning around for him, however — just last month, "Pilot Pete" was cast as the next Bachelor. While that might have seemed like a hopeful start to a lucky streak, his good fortune hasn't lasted too long as the reality star recently hit some turbulence when he suffered a facial injury.

Radar Online broke the news on October 8 that Peter suffered the "serious injury" while on location for The Bachelor in Costa Rica on October 7. How badly is Peter hurt? And will the injury affect the upcoming season of The Bachelor

Peter Weber required emergency surgery

The injury occurred during a round of golf. It was pretty severe, requiring immediate medical treatment. "He went to step on the cart but fell and split his face open on two cocktail glasses he was carrying," a source told the website, adding that Peter required 22 stitches. 

He had to travel two hours to a hospital for surgery, and was treated by a specialist. Fortunately, Peter is said to be doing well after the unfortunate accident.

Will filming for The Bachelor be delayed?

While there has been no official word from The Bachelor about Peter's injury and whether or not it will affect production, it seems likely that it will create at least a slight delay. Radar Online's source said that the contestants for the upcoming season were due to arrive and begin filming this week. They also said that "everyone is worried about production."

As the injury was to Peter's face, it seems likely that The Bachelor's producers might want to wait until his stitches are removed to begin filming, however, an insider told People that he was already back to filming with a bandage covering his face. "It's not as bad as what is being reported!" another source reported. 

We'll just all have to wait and see how poor Pilot Pete looks in the next season of The Bachelor, which is scheduled to premiere in January 2020.