North's Ziebell backs Majak Daw AFL return

Majak Daw is closing in on a return to the AFL through the VFL with North Melbourne. (AAP)

North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell says it's only a matter of time before Majak Daw is playing the AFL again.

North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell believes you'd be a "brave man" to bet against Majak Daw returning to the AFL.

Daw is on the cusp of an emotional return to football through the VFL, after suffering hip and pelvic fractures last December when he fell from Melbourne's Bolte Bridge.

Ziebell said his Kangaroos teammate would play on Sunday if he gets through training this week and backed the defender to eventually get back to the AFL.

"You'd be a brave man to tell him he won't, and that's been his goal from the start.

"It's been incredible to watch Maj go through all his rehab and to see how how determined he is and how much hard work he has put in," Ziebell said.

"He's good and full of energy, he has to get through training on Thursday and if he does that he'll play a small piece of the game on Sunday

"It's awesome for Maj, he's obviously been through a fair bit over the last six to 12 months.

"To see him get a bit of reward and back out there playing football, it brings a smile to everyone's face in the footy community."

Source AAP

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