MAJAK Daw has successfully completed his comeback game, six months after being rescued by emergency service workers from under Melbourne's Bolte Bridge.

Returning through the VFL at the club's headquarters in Arden Street against Sandringham, Daw headed straight to full-back for the opening bounce.

While the initial plan was for Daw to have two eight-minute stints, that was more based around how much activity they saw him completing, rather than counting the minutes he spent on the field.

As such, Daw came on to the park again after his second break to have a short run around up forward before the siren sounded to end the first quarter.

An impressive contested mark down back was the highlight of his play, reminiscent of what he produced throughout his career-best 2018 season, when he ranked fifth in the competition for contested marks per game.

Daw collected four disposals and appeared to adjust to the pace of the game as it progressed, but he didn't see any more action in the final three quarters.

Critically though, he emerged unscathed.

VFL coach David Loader explained the club's approach to Daw's return game.

"It was more 'Dip your toe in the water mate and see how you pull up'. Maybe 'Maj' could've played longer, maybe he couldn't have, I'm not sure, but we just assess now after a small sample size and take it from there," Loader said.

Whether Daw plays more minutes next Saturday against Essendon at Windy Hill depends on his recovery.

"We've got no idea. We'll just see how he pulls up and take it from there," Loader said.

North ran out comfortable winners, 14.14 (98) to 5.11 (41).

The backman suffered broken hips and a broken pelvis in his fall and had to learn how to walk again.

Daw has already re-signed for 2020.

The 28-year-old has lined up in 50 AFL matches throughout his career thus far.