MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19: Majak Daw of the Kangaroos in action at Arden Street Ground on April 19, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

North Melbourne defender Majak Daw has received a massive boost in his bid to make a remarkable return to football, with his pectoral muscle injury not requiring surgery.

Surgery would have all-but ended Daw’s season, with the recovery period usually taking at least four months.

However, the 29-year old is aiming to return in less than three weeks.

North Melbourne posted a video of the 29 year-old working in the gym at Arden Street.

β€œGood news for Majak Daw. He will not require surgery on his torn pectoral muscle, the Kangaroos tweeted.

β€œMaj is back at the club to start his recovery today, and we’ll have an interview available a little later.”