CLAY COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - On Wednesday, Clay County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Freeman was listed in good condition at UAB. It was late Friday night when he was serving an arrest warrant. During the incident, officials say the man being served, Curtis Watts, began wielding a bush ax...eventually chopping off Freeman's right hand. He was flown to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, where Dr. Jorge de la Torre and a team of plastic surgeons were waiting. Wednesday, de la Torre spoke to the media about. While he couldn't talk specifically about Freeman's case, he described how a similar reattachment surgery may go. A team of three to four surgeons peer through microscopic glasses for sometimes 8 hours...tediously identifying dozens of tendons, nerves and blood vessels to be reconnected with thread so small it's hard to even see with the naked eye. "The vessels we're sewing together are from one millimeter in diameter to four to five millimeters in diameter," de la Torre said. "So they're very tiny vessels we're trying to reattach in some cases."