In December, North Melbourne player Majak Daw was found injured in Melbourne’s Yarra River.
He was later diagnosed with a broken hip and the incident was treated as a suspected suicide attempt.
Following some time to recover from his injuries and undergoing surgery, Daw has today released the following open letter to Kangaroo’s fans;
‘’To all our beloved fans and members, I just wanted to thank everyone for their love and support over the past month.
The circumstances surrounding my incident have been extremely challenging for my family, friends and anyone that knows me for that matter.
I’m making huge strides with my recovery, both physically and mentally.
I have been blessed with a second chance at life.
My attitude and outlook towards everything has improved.
I hope to be back out there playing in the blue and white stripes soon.
Thank you all for respecting my need for privacy and for giving me the chance to get better going forward.’’
No further details were provided by the club but we all wish Majak a speedy recovery.
If you, or anyone you know, are struggling with any issues in life and need to chat, you can call Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Life Line on 13 11 14.