North Melbourne ruckman Majak Daw has received positive news on his knee injury following arthroscopic surgery last week.
Daw experienced discomfort in his knee after training last Monday, with scans revealing a tear in his meniscus.
He was initially expected to miss around two months, however, the club has revealed Daw could return to full training in as little as four weeks.
“It scanned a little bit worse than we actually found out it was, so we’re looking at a time frame for Maj of sort of returning to full training in around four weeks so we’re really happy with the outcome,” senior performance consultant Steve Saunders told the club’s website.
“He was doing a straight line running session last week, [he] had onset of some knee symptoms and he’s had an arthroscope last week just to tidy up a small medial meniscus tear.
“It’s a pretty minor procedure so there’s a little bit of recovery time around that. Most of the time is around making sure that his muscular system is back up to scratch and he’s ready for the loading associated so that’s why we’re sort of talking four weeks rather than two or three.
“Maj will get adequate game-time leading into Round 1.”