AFL Star Majak Daw Says He Feels 'Blessed' After Bridge Fall
After falling from a bridge last month, AFL player Majak Daw has thanked fans for their support and revealed he is on the mend.
Daw, 27, was found at the edge of the Yarra River in Melbourne late on December 18. It is believed he fell from the Bolte Bridge, with his car found parked on the road above.
He was rushed to hospital with fractures to his hips and pelvis.
It was reported at the time that he had had an argument at home earlier in the night, leaving his car after reportedly consuming sleeping medication.
Daw's AFL club, North Melbourne, said it was providing physical and mental health support to their star, and called for media and others to respect his privacy,
“Our primary concern is his mental and physical health and wellbeing, and also the wellbeing of his family, friends, teammates, coaches and staff at the club," NMFC president Ben Buckley said.
“The club is providing full and ongoing support for Majak and his family and also the players and the wider club community.’’
On Tuesday, Daw released a statement through the club, thanking fans for their support.
"The circumstances surrounding my incident have been extremely challenging for my family, friends and anyone that knows me for that matter," he said.
I’m making huge strides with my recovery, both physically and mentally.
Daw said he had been "blessed with a second chance at life."
"My attitude and outlook towards everything has improved," he said.
"I hope to be back out there playing in the blue and white stripes soon.
"Thank you all for respecting my need for privacy and for giving me the chance to get better going forward."
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