North Melbourne young gun Jaidyn Stephenson has suffered a fractured hip after falling from a bike at his home on Friday.
Stephenson was admitted to hospital after the incident and will see a surgeon on Saturday to determine the next course of action.
North Melbourne’s football manager Brady Rawlings Stephenson was trying to perform a trick after drinking at home.
“After having had drinks at home with his housemates, he attempted to perform a trick on his mountain bike off the back deck. He lost balance and fell onto a concrete paver,” he said in a club statement.
“Initially, after the accident, Jaidyn was able to walk but the pain progressed to a point that an ambulance was called.
“He was kept in overnight and he looks like he might be laid up for a while. At this stage he’ll have a stay in hospital while his surgeon decides whether he’ll need surgery.
“It puts a dampener on what was a promising season for Jaidyn. We’re disappointed with his poor judgment and his reckless action has resulted in quite a painful injury for him.”
2021 was Stephenson’s first year with the Roos after being traded from Collingwood at the end of 2020.