The injury that kept Chris Young from signing autographs for his fans on Friday at CMA Music Festival and prevented him from playing LP Field on Saturday night was more serious than a run-of-the-mill kitchen accident.
While the "You I Am With You" singer did cut himself with a kitchen knife while preparing food, the injury sent him to the emergency room and required two surgeries — including one to reconnect tendons on his left hand. The accident-related injury kept him in the hospital from the time he was admitted following his fan club party on Thursday night until Saturday.
But now Young has surpassed a critical phase in his recovery, said his mother Becky Harris. After keeping his hand elevated for 48 hours, Young can still move his fingers. His mother posted on her Facebook page tonight that the fingers were also "looking good color wise."
"He will be in a soft caste (sic) for another two weeks, then in a hard caste for the next 4 after that (so 6 weeks total)," she wrote. "I am not sure how long the stitches stay in - there are a LOT of them. His surgeon did a great job on the second surgery, and obviously we can't see the repair work due to the caste."
A decision hasn't been made regarding Young's ability to play his weekend shows.