North Melbourne player Majak Daw is recovering in hospital after an incident on the Bolte Bridge last night.
Emergency services rescued Daw from the Yarra River at about 11pm last night.
The 27-year-old is believed to have broken a hip in the fall but his injuries are not life-threatening.
He is in a stable condition at a major Melbourne hospital.
Daw was famously the first Sudanese-born player to play at AFL level, after he and his family migrated to Australia in 2003.
Victoria Police released the following statement:
Police were called to reports a man had fallen from the Bolte Bridge, near Lorimer Street, about 11pm.
Emergency services attended and located a man in the Yarra River.
The man, aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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