North Melbourne defender Majak Daw is in danger of missing the 2020 season after suffering a cruel injury setback last Friday, as reported by SEN’s Sam Edmund.
Daw tore a pectoral muscle, an injury which usually takes four months to get back from, after he had been taking part in a chest exercise in the gym at Arden Street.
The 29-year old was on the brink of an incredible return to football after very serious hip and pelvic injuries suffered in a fall from the Bolte Bridge in 2018.
Daw was set to play Round 1 but had to miss due to a virus. North Melbourne Head of Football Gavin Brown had labelled the potential comeback as a story “for the ages”.
North Melbourne will decide on Monday if Daw will undergo surgery to repair the muscle, which would all-but end Daw’s season.
North Melbourne coach Rhyce Shaw is a big fan of Daw and had him in his immediate plans for building his back six.
But Daw’s injury is the latest in a number of key players across the competition as they race to regain peak fitness before the Round 2 resumption from June 11.
Daw is also out of contract at season’s end.