North Melbourne footballer Majak Daw says he is blessed to have a second chance at life and hopes to resume his AFL career.
Daw, 27, was involved in an incident on Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge in December.
Majak Daw has released a statement.Credit:AAP
In a letter to fans posted on the Kangaroos' website, Daw said he had been buoyed by the support he had received.
"To all our beloved fans and members, I just wanted to thank everyone for their love and support over the past month," he said.
"The circumstances surrounding my incident have been extremely challenging for my family, friends and anyone that knows me for that matter. I’m making huge strides with my recovery, both physically and mentally. I have been blessed with a second chance at life.
"My attitude and outlook towards everything has improved.
"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."
Daw, who had impressed in a new role as a key defender last season, has had surgery to repair multiple fractures in his pelvis and is expected to be fully mobile again at some stage.
His situation prompted more debate over whether enough was being done about mental health in the AFL. The league is working with the AFL Players Association on this, of which 88 per cent said in a survey it was their biggest issue. Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield said it was his most important task when he took the top role last year.
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