Marco Oswald, from Ferryhill, was on a night out in Durham last May when he was attacked in the Claypath area.
The reconstructive surgery that he has had to have after having his ear bitten off has cost ten thousand pounds.
However, Marco told us that there is more than just financial cost and physical scarring to deal with.
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Isaac Hayden anticipates a tense game when Newcastle United play against Rotherham United at St. James Park on Saturday.
The Sunderland boss admitted he is unlikely to bring in any players in the January transfer window who could make a "big difference".
Rafa Benitez feels Newcastle United must concentrate as they take on Rotherham United at St. James Park this Saturday.