Eastern Suburbs players Nicholas Newley, Shakira Clarkson, Jordyn Hodgen and Bradley Morrish will cook up a sausage sizzle this weekend for teammate Tyla Ammenhausen.
Eastern Suburbs players Nicholas Newley, Shakira Clarkson, Jordyn Hodgen and Bradley Morrish will cook up a sausage sizzle this weekend for teammate Tyla Ammenhausen. Emma Channon

Teammates rally to help Tyla

TYLA Ammenhauser might not be able to play footy for at least another 12 months until he recovers from his horrific arm injuries, but his mates will make sure he stays on the field nevertheless.

Tyla put his arms through a glass window on January 1, severely cutting both of his arms, including an artery in his left arm. He was flown to Brisbane for immediate treatment and has been through three operations, including one skin graft.

As the nine-year-old remains in Mater Children's Hospital, his Eastern Suburbs teammates are rallying behind him to help him make his recovery smoother.

"He's a great football player, he's not afraid of tackling anyone," fellow player Nicholas Newley said.

The rugby league community will hold a sausage sizzle this weekend to aid Tyla's recovery and parent Tammy Clarkson said the money would be put to a good cause.

"We need to raise about $1500 to buy an iPad with a voice activation program on it," she said.

"It will recognise his voice and he won't need to use his hands to type."

His mother Nikki Ammenhauser said the family was positive about Tyla's recovery.

"Hopefully (tomorrow) we'll find out how much longer he'll be in hospital," she said.

"He's been good and the early signs so far are good. If he stays positive then he should recover well."

Tyla will have to go through months of physio to regain movement in his hands and it is likely he will have to have further surgery down the track.

His parents were grateful of the support from the rugby league community and thanked all for their kind words.

Fundraiser

Saturday from 9am

At Harvey Norman centre

Sausages and soft drinks for sale


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