ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19: Majak Daw of the Kangaroos competes with Richard Douglas of the Adelaide Crows during the round 22 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and North Melbourne Kangaroos at Adelaide Oval on August 19, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

North Melbourne chairman Ben Buckley provided the following statement about Majak Daw on Tuesday afternoon.

Daw was hospitalised following a “serious incident” on Monday evening on Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge, getting rescued by emergency services at approximately 11pm.

“Firstly, thank you all for coming on short notice and thank you for your understanding and care in these delicate circumstances,” Buckley said.

“As you will appreciate, given the sensitive nature of this situation, I will only be making a brief statement and won’t be taking any questions.

“Majak is currently recovering in hospital after an incident last night.

“Majak sustained very serious injuries to his hips and pelvic region.

“He is currently in a stable condition and is expected to be operated on later today.

“Our primary concern is, of course, his mental and physical health and wellbeing, and also the wellbeing of his family, friends, teammates, coaches and staff at the club.

“The club is providing full and ongoing support for Majak and his family – and also the players and the wider club community.

“We’d like to sincerely thank everyone for their messages of support and concern for Majak.

“We understand the significant level of interest, but again – we ask that the privacy of Majak, his family, players and staff be respected at this sensitive time.

“Thank you.”