Seven-year-old chopping victim Shum Ho-yin stood a good chance of physical and psychological recovery, an orthopaedic specialist said yesterday. 'I am pleased to see that psychologically and physically Ho-yin is in good condition,' said the former Hospital Authority director of professional services and human resources Ko Wing-man. 'With his family and relatives around him, I think he stands a very good chance of recovery.' Dr Ko was speaking after visiting Ho-yin in Yan Chai Hospital with Tik Chi-yuen, executive director of the Hong Kong Society for the Aged, which set up a 'Ho-yin assistance fund' with Commercial Radio. Ho-yin was attacked by two masked men on August 25 outside Block 5 at Lei Muk Shue estate in Tsuen Wan. Dr Ko said an operation on Ho-yin's right arm, which was chopped six times, had been very successful. A support frame has been attached to his right hand to help him practise opening and closing the hand. 'The frame can give him support when he stretches his fingers. Ho-yin promises he will follow instructions from doctors, nurses and physiotherapists so that he can recover faster,' he said. When asked if Ho-yin's arm would recover fully, Dr Ko said: 'I think he stands a good chance of regaining most of its function.' He said it usually took about two weeks for such a chopping wound to reach a stable condition. 'Ho-yin has been in hospital for more than 10 days, and I believe he will be discharged very soon,' he said. But Dr Ko said Ho-yin still became emotional when the incident was mentioned. 'I learnt from his parents that he sometimes loses his temper. But apart from that, he seems to be very positive.' Mr Tik said the fund for Ho-yin had received more than $500,000 and board members who supervised the fund would discuss the boy's future with his father and grandmother.