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Tarryn gets back on home turf

HE’S BACK: Tarryn Bowers will cheer on his teammates at home fixtures this weekend.
HE’S BACK: Tarryn Bowers will cheer on his teammates at home fixtures this weekend. Tom Threadingham

AUSSIE RULES: THE Lockyer Valley Demons hope the community will rally around Tarryn Bowers this weekend.

The 19-year-old proudly walked out of hospital on Saturday following a stint in the cardiac ward and surgery to implant a defibrillator in his chest.

Tarryn suffered a serious injury during a match against the Goondiwindi Hawks at Pittsworth Oval in July.

He collapsed, suffered a cardiac arrest and was later airlifted to Princess Alexandra Hospital where he was placed into an induced coma.

But now back on home turf, Tarryn said he was unsure whether he would ever run on the field again.

"I'll just have to slowly get back into using my arm again, they don't want me to jump into any weights or anything because I can't risk moving (the defibrillator) and making it disconnect," he said.

"I'll still go with the team to games and be a part of it as much as I can, I'm not just going to drop it and not just go.

"I'm going to support them and let them know I'm still around."

Dad Tony Bowers remains optimistic, refusing to completely rule out a future return for the young Demon.

"It's going to be at least a few months to get through just this part I would assume," Tony said.

"I don't think it's permanently off the table, but it's up to Tarryn and how he is coping.

"He might get down the track and get knocked at training and realise 'nah I don't want to take this chance'."

One of the first things on Tarryn's list after getting out of hospital was to attend the Demons training sessions.

"It's good to show everyone I'm there, I'm getting better, I'm out and on the road to recovery," he said.

This Saturday the Lockyer Valley Demons will host a home round across all grades at Cahill Park, with the seniors to kick off at 2.30pm.

As part of the day, teams will wear red arm bands in support of Tarryn and the Heart Foundation.

A donation tin will also be on site to raise funds for Tarryn.

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