MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: Majak Daw of the Kangaroos runs with the ball during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL training session at Arden Street Ground on June 22, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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.