The first post-surgery photos of 'Miami Zombie' attack victim Ronald Poppo were released this afternoon during a press conference at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
The 65-year-old has undergone multiple skin graft surgeries since being admitted on May 26th.
Up to 80% of Poppo's face was violently ripped off by Rudy Eugene, a 31-year-old Miami-area resident who was subsequently shot and killed by a local police officer.
According to doctors from the hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, Poppo is "awake and alert," and is handling the emotional trauma "remarkably well." Dr. Nicholas Namias spoke with Poppo this morning, and said he had two words he wanted to convey: "Go Heat."
He will remain in the hospital for several more weeks as doctors continue to repair his wounds.