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I wish I could tell you something else.. but I don’t see any hope for a structurally sound tree in that picture. If it is going to be a tall tree with any type of decent canopy that point is always going to severely weak. The tree may survive but it would be extremely likely to come down without warning at some point.
The bark is still intact and it can live. Yes it may have a weak point and maybe need a short permanent stake to help the trunk along.
Bind it firmly with tape, grafting tape would be ideal, if budget doesn’t cover then even duct tape will work if you can remember to remove it before it strangles the trunk, as it doesnt stretch. I have repaired a completely ringbarked tree by putting bark back in place with bandaids, hehe, but don’t recommend that!
In the meantime, cut it back so that the wind doesn’t catch the high bits and snap ir further.