NORTH Melbourne's Majak Daw will play his first AFL game in more than 700 days this weekend, with the utility to be selected for Saturday's clash against Adelaide at Metricon Stadium.
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Daw, who has been sidelined after rupturing his pectoral muscle earlier this year but avoiding surgery, will step out at AFL level for the first time since round 23, 2018.
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"Maj was doing his weights program and felt a sharp pain on his right side during a chest exercise,” North’s football boss Brady Rawlings said in May.
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"Majak has had an unfortunate run with injury of late but we will support him and ensure he can recover well, and hopefully build up to playing games again this year.”
After breaking his hips and pelvis in December 2018, Daw had to re-learn how to run and played out the back end of last season in the VFL.
After battling to break through for most of his career, Daw established himself as one of North Melbourne's most reliable options in 2018 where he played 18 games.
The Kangaroos have lost six straight games and sit 17th on the ladder ahead of Saturday's meeting with the winless Crows.