AFL Star Majak Daw Injured In Fall From Bolte Bridge
AFL star Majak Daw reportedly fell from Melbourne's Bolte Bridge into the Yarra River late on Monday night.
Daw, 27, is being treated in hospital, where he is reported to have suffered at least one broken hip, as well as other possible fractures
A police spokesperson said emergency services were called to Bolte Bridge near Lorimer street at about 11am on Monday night.
"Emergency services found the man, aged in his 20s, in the Yarra River," a spokesperson said.
"The man, aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries."
The North Melbourne AFL club said on Tuesday that the extend of Daw's injuries was not known, but confirmed he was in a stable condition.
"The club is providing full support to Majak and his family and will give a further update when it is in a position to do so," it said in a statement.
"We understand the level of interest but ask the privacy of the player, his family, teammates and staff at the club be respected at this sensitive time."
Former AFL star and mental health advocate Wayne Schwass offered his "thoughts, prayers and best wishes" to the younger player.
"Sending you unconditional support, love and respect during this difficult time brother," he tweeted.
Daw became the first Sudanese Australia to be drafted to an AFL club, after moving to Australia with his family in 2003.
Although his 2017 season was beset by injuries, in 2018 he changed his position from forward to defender. The move was a success, and Daw rounded off the season by ranking fourth in Champion Data's best key defenders.
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