Majak Daw Makes Triumphant Return To Footy After Fall
North Melbourne's Majak Daw has achieved a significant milestone on his journey back to the AFL on Sunday.
The defender returned to the field at VFL level just over seven months since he fell from Melbourne's Bolte Bridge.
The 28-year-old suffered serious injuries when he fell from the bridge in December 2018. In fact, the hip and pelvic fractures were so severe he effectively had to learn to walk again.
Daw was cheered as he ran onto the field with a big smile on his face. The defender seemed happy to be back and fans appeared just as thrilled.
Some supporters even turned out with custom made signs that read 'Welcome Back Majak' and 'Go Majak'.
Daw played limited game time for North Melbourne's VFL team in the clash with Sandringham at the Kangaroos' Arden Street headquarters and appeared to move freely.
He played a short match as planned, and left the field at quarter-time. He did not comment after the match.
In January, just one month after his fall, Daw released a statement to the public addressing the incident. He spoke of the challenging nature of his injuries and also expressed his desire to play AFL once again.
“The circumstances surrounding my incident have been extremely challenging for my family, friends and anyone that knows me for that matter," Daw said in the statement.
“I’m making huge strides with my recovery, both physically and mentally.
“I have been blessed with a second chance at life ... I hope to be back out there playing in the blue and white stripes soon."
During his recovery from the fall, Daw announced his partner Emily McKay is pregnant with their first child.
Daw shared the news with his 77,000 Instagram followers in April.
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