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Carrie Underwood makes powerful return to the stage after injuring her face

(CNN)Carrie Underwood gave her first public performance since an accident in November left her with a broken wrist and a facial injury.The singer, who appeared fully recovered, gave a powerful delivery of her new single "Cry Pretty" at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday. The crowd responded with a standing ovation that lasted nearly a minute. Underwood shared on her website in January that she had fallen on the porch of her Nashville home, resulting in a broken wrist and a facial injury that required "40-50 stitches."Related: Carrie Underwood says she 'might look a bit different' after face injury"When I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different," Underwood wrote at the t ...