Face-chewing victim recovering

A HOMELESS man whose face was mostly chewed off in a bizarre attack in Miami is in good spirits, talking and walking with the help of hospital staff, doctors say.

Ronald Poppo's left eye was removed but doctors are trying to find a way to restore vision in his right eye.

He is likely to remain at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Centre for several more weeks and will need more surgery before he can explore the options for reconstructing his face.

Poppo, 65, is aware of the media coverage the attack has generated.

"He's pleased to report to all of you that he's feeling well, he's eating, he's walking around with physical therapy, he's talking with us," trauma surgeon Nicholas Namias said on Tuesday.

 

Read more at Brisbane Times


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