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AFL star Majak Daw is recovering in hospital in a serious but stable condition after a major incident at Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge last night.

According to The Age, a police spokesperson confirmed emergency services were called to the scene at approximately 11pm last night following calls claiming a man had fallen from the bridge.

Rescue personnel subsequently found the man, later confirmed to be Daw, in the Yarra River suffering non-life threatening injuries.

The 27-year-old was taken to hospital where he is now recovering. The Herald Sun reports that his injuries include a broken hip.

Daw is the first Sudanese-born player to have been drafted into the AFL.

North Melbourne officials issued the following statement on the issue a short time ago, asking for Daw’s privacy to be respected.

The North Melbourne Football Club can confirm Majak Daw is recovering in hospital after an incident last night.

At this stage the full extent of his injuries are unknown, however he is in a stable condition.

The club is providing full support to Majak and his family and will give a further update when it is in a position to do so. 

We understand the level of interest but ask the privacy of the player, his family, teammates and staff at the club be respected at this sensitive time.

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