More details have emerged regarding North Melbourne defender Majak Daw’s fall on Monday night.
According to The Australian, Daw reportedly fought with his girlfriend before taking a dose of the sleeping medication Stillnox and mixing that with the sedative Melatonin.
Daw’s car was found at the top of the Bolte Bridge and the man was found in the Yarra River below.
The fall broke Daw’s hips and pelvis, but his club said he was recovering in hospital in a statement made on Tuesday.
“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,” club president Ben Buckley said in the statement.
“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.”
Daw had been recovering from ankle surgery and was set to start training in the new year.
He will undergo surgery in the coming days with a timetable for his recovery set to come shortly after.