& # 39; As cowardly as you can get & # 39 ;: Junior football player 21, stays behind with no sense of smell and needs to be reminded to hang his laundry after the criminal launches the pathogenic one-punch attack
- Cameron Holzheimer, 21, was eliminated in a nauseating attack in April 2016
- Unprovoked attack by Joel Mitchell Worlin put him in intensive care for days
- He now struggles to remember doing basic tasks and has no sense of smell
- Worlin was detained on Monday for four years and ten months by a court in Newcastle
A junior football player has no sense of smell and cannot even remember that he had suspended laundry after being beaten in a one-off attack.
Cameron Holzheimer, 21, was hit in the head by Joel Mitchell Worlin during a night out with teammates in Newcastle on April 20, 2018.
Newcastle District Court Judge Roy Ellis called the unprovoked attack & # 39; as cowardly as you can get & # 39; when he imprisoned Worlin for four months and 10 months on Monday.
Holzheimer hit his head on the concrete footpath as he fell and broke his skull, while his attacker fled the scene and left him for dead.
Cameron Holzheimer, 21, has no sense of smell and can't even remember having to hang out the laundry after being hit in a unanimous attack last year
The rising star on Lake Macquarie Roosters spent five days in intensive care at John Hunter Hospital with major bleeding in his brain.
He still has no memory of the attack and the days after – one moment he drank with his teammates and woke up in a hospital surrounded by a family.
The attack was his second life-threatening experience in three years after a severe pneumonia attack that brought him into an induced coma in April 2016.
Mr Holzheimer's sister, Brooke, read the victim's impact statement at the court on Monday. He described the devastating toll that his injuries took.
& # 39; I have no feelings for the man who hit me. No hatred, no thoughts, no anger and no concern for him. He means nothing to me, & read his statement.
& # 39; I just want him to know that his stupid thrust left many scars unseen, reversed my dream career, changed me forever, and affected my family in horrible ways. & # 39;
The attack was his second life-threatening experience in three years after a severe pneumonia attack that brought him into an induced coma in April 2016 (photo)
Holzheimer hit his head on the concrete footpath as he fell and broke his skull, while his attacker fled the scene and left him for death
Mr. Holzheimer's statement described how he spent the first three months & # 39; a confused mess & # 39; and how the traumatic brain injury robbed him of his sense of smell.
& # 39; This may seem unimportant, but I have lost the ability to smell a barbecue, my girlfriend's perfume, the scent of the ocean and just about anything, & he said.
After the conviction, Mr. Holzheimer told Daily Mail Australia that the attack affected him physically and mentally, and he was happy that he could finally continue.
His injuries cause periodic memory loss, which means that he has to set an alarm on his phone, so that he remembers to perform basic tasks such as washing.
& # 39; I'm glad it's all over and done. Since the incident, I have had endless support from family and friends and I am truly grateful to them, & he said.
& # 39; I look forward to continuing with my future and continuing with this traumatic experience. & # 39;
A judge called the unprovoked attack & # 39; as cowardly as you can get & # 39; when he imprisoned Joel Mitchell (photo) for four years and 10 months on Monday
Worlin was only two years in a good three-year behavioral commitment to watch when three of his friends hit an innocent 18-year-old man in a cafe toilet in 2013
Mr. Holzheimer was a promising football player who was on his way to a professional career until the pneumonia and the unanimous attack derailed his career.
He moved to Newcastle in March 2016 as a 17-year-old to play for the Jets youth team, days before he fell ill on his 18th birthday.
Hours later he was in catastrophic breathing problems and doctors told his family to fly from Brisbane to Brisbane as he was close to death.
Mr. Holzheimer is determined to continue his career next season while continuing his recovery.
Worlin will serve at least two and a half years in prison before being eligible for a conditional release.
He was only two years in a good three-year behavioral context to watch when in 2013 three of his friends hit an innocent 18-year-old man in a pub toilet.
The victim's jaw was broken when he was beaten and stamped by the men associated with a criminal gang while he was lying on the floor of the cell.
Worlin will serve at least two and a half years in prison before being eligible for a conditional release