Sporting world goes nuts over beautiful Majak Daw moment

Majak Daw fell from the Bolte Bridge in Melbourne last December, suffering hip and pelvis injuries.

It was unclear whether he’d play footy again after the harrowing ordeal, but he’s since made an inspirational return to pre-season training with North Melbourne.

On Thursday, he ran for the first time since suffering the injuries.

Majak Daw hit the treadmill. Image: NMFC

It was a momentous milestone for the Kangaroos star, and one that was made all the more special by a surprise from his teammates.

As Daw jumped onto the treadmill, his teammates came bursting into the gym in applause.

They then cheered and clapped as their mate took his first run in nearly three months, bringing a huge smile to Daw’s face.

His teammates roared with delight. Image: NMFC

“So something pretty amazing happened today,” Daw wrote on Instagram afterwards.

“I’m so thankful for all the support that’s got me to this stage.”

NBA star and fellow Sudanese player Luol Deng responded.

Deng’s message. Image: Instagram

“Thanks for the kind words,” Daw wrote back.

“It’s incredible the support I’ve been getting. One of the reasons I’ve come so far.”

The sporting world was also touched by the wonderful scenes.

‘Change occurring behind closed doors’

Daw’s incident put the focus back on mental health in the AFL and he said in a public letter that he had been blessed with a second chance at life.

“There is a big focus in the AFL on the mental health space and our club has been great, the support that Maj has received and our footy club has received,” teammate Jack Ziebell said.

“There is definitely change occurring behind closed doors, which is great for everyone.”

But Ziebell is unsure when Daw will play again.

“We’ll have to wait and see. I know he really does want to play but he has to jump a few hurdles,” he said.

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