When I got home from work yesterday, I went out back to check on all my plants, and my Black Krim was looking...well...a little shorter than I remembered it. When I went to check on it, I noticed that two of the "secondary stems" (i.e. bigger sections off the main stem on which I'm getting flowers and fruit - sorry...I don't know the proper terms) were bent over pretty good. Since these plants are in a container up against a fence, I'm thinking that a squirrel may have tried to climb down it, causing the two stems to collapse. I don't think they both would have collapsed from weight at the same time, especially since they're staked and tied to the fence pretty well. I can't think of any other good explanation for it.
I've been able to tie them back up to the stake and fence, but the stems themselves were partially split though still intact. I'm hoping to save the sections above the break since I have a couple tomatoes growing on each of those sections right now and would certainly hate to lose them (I've got seven plants of varying varieties growing in total).
The plant is currently about 4-4 1/2 feet tall and has eight to ten tomatoes on it, with plenty of flowers and a few more buds coming out. Overall, it's a really healthy containered plant, having been planted in mushroom compost and topsoil and now being fertilized 2-4-1 fish fertilizer.
Taking into account that I've been able to stake them up again, is it possible for the plants to survive, especially the sections above the break? I don't have any pictures right now, but will try to post one later today.
Any advice or input would be most appreciated!