Assault victim recovering after surgery to repair damaged skull

Posted by Heather Smith

LOUISIVLLE, KY (WAVE) - An Iraqi war veteran who suffered brain damage after he was assaulted outside an Old Louisville nightclub underwent surgery Thursday.

Andrew Howell was having a piece of bone re-inserted into his skull.

Howell was assaulted on Thursday, Nov. 20 at the Granville Inn near UofL. Police say a fight broke out inside the bar and continued outside. Howell was not involved in the fight but was knocked to the ground by a violent blow to the head.

Police say more than 100 people were at the bar that night and hope someone with information will come forward. His attacker is described as a white male, 21-23 years old, between 6'3" and 6'5", and weighing between 290 and 315 pounds.

Howell was listed in fair condition at University Hospital following the surgery.

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