Carrie Underwood recently warned fans that she would look decidedly different the next time we saw her because of all the stitches--40 to 50--she was going to need in her face after falling in November.

Well, although it does look like her nose is swollen, I think she looks fine in this photo taken with a woman she met in a gym.

The timing is interesting. The photo was taken AFTER the accident but BEFORE we learned she'd had all these stitches.

So, if you saw this when it was posted on December 12th, you probably didn't think anything was wrong, because, well, nothing LOOKS wrong.

She's in the studio sometime next week, I think, so we'll get something new by spring, hopefully.