The victim of a savage knife attack could lose the use of both hands after he tried to defend himself from the blows.
Allistar Montague, 30, suffered a fractured skull, severe loss of blood and underwent a nine-hour emergency op after he was attacked in Dundee, Scotland, last Tuesday.
Currently, he cannot move his fingers and only has movement in his thumbs.
His mum Lorraine Williams, 64, said: “We don’t know if he will ever get full use of his hands again, there was damage to the tendons in both hands.
“As well as the injury to his head and hands, there was a laceration to his shoulder.
“We are aware there were pictures of the aftermath of what happened being shown on social media, there were pools of blood after he’d staggered away from the scene.”
Allistar was rushed to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, after he was found collapsed between two vehicles following the disturbance in Dunholm Terrace.
A large police presence remained in the area for several hours.
He underwent nine hours of surgery as medics fought to save his hands and inserted 22 staples into his skull. Lorraine said her son’s injuries were so severe he currently only has the use of his thumbs.
She said: “No mother should have to go through this. You want to protect your children and to see what has happened to Ally is horrifying.
“When he heard the sirens I think he’s tried to walk towards them before collapsing in between two parked cars in Buttars Road.
“We have no idea how much blood he lost but there were three bag loads of blood-soaked clothing off his back that were taken away by police.”
As well as thanking surgeons and police, she admitted her son faced a “long road to recovery”.
She said: “Ally has got to go back to hospital within the next week for an update but he is suffering flashbacks with everything that has happened.”
Police said inquiries into the incident are continuing.
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