Chef Justin Sutherland was hospitalized on Sunday after a boat accident left him with a broken jaw and arm as well as body lacerations.
The Southern-raised, Minnesota-based restaurateur was cruising with friends while wearing his favorite captain’s hat when it blew off and he fell into the water attempting to retrieve it.
‘The propeller did a number on his head and left arm. His arm is broken, but his grip remains strong and there appears to be no nerve damage,’ Justin’s friend Beth Gillies wrote.
‘His jaw is severely broken, but doctors are optimistic that with several more surgeries he will be grinning in no time. In addition to his broken bones, he sustained many lacerations, but with plastic surgery, they will become a reminder of his survival story.
‘The great news is, he is going to be fine. With some time, he will possibly be better than fine. He is adding more character to the face we know and love, and the most important news, his beard is intact.’
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Cassie Carpenter