Based on the many tweets giving the play-by-play of Ian and Paul Wesley’s (Stefan Salvatore) panel, it doesn’t sound like he gave an explanation of the injury. However, Twitter user TeamTSD did tweet a photo of Ian’s poor finger.
Despite the splint, Ian managed to sign lots of autographs for his adoring fans, and it hasn’t even slowed down his Twitter usage. Per usual, Ian’s keeping his followers informed about the world’s injustices. Such dedication!
If Ian hurt himself on the Vampire Diaries set, it wouldn’t be the first time a cast member has been injured in the line of duty. Ian’s girlfriend, Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert), got a concussion on set in September 2011. She tweeted, “Still feelin side effects from the Concussion I got on set... Ouchie. Good thing purple is a good color on me otherwise...”
Let’s hope Ian heals up soon! How would Damon explain away a mangled finger that doesn’t heal up nicely via vampire powers?