Wednesday, November 2, 2011 6:21:14 PM
Here's one, NNoamfer. It`s from The Guardian, which isn`t a tabloid rag. It`s best known for spelling mistakes in the days before word processing and spellchecking, but it`s much more reliable than the popular papers.
The punch couldn`t have been as feeble as you think, since it broke his cheekbone. It has been alleged that the attacker was holding something metal. A ruptured eardrum seems like a possibility to me and that would cause hearing loss that could be reported as deafness.