Jy Simpkin acknowledges he was "very lucky" to dodge
serious injury when he walked in front of a motorcyclist after a late night out.
The incident occurred just over two weeks ago when Simpkin was walking home following a night of drinking. Without looking, he stepped out on to a road in West Melbourne and into the path of an oncoming motorbike.
Fortunately, the motorcyclist was not badly hurt and Simpkin suffered only a minor ankle injury.
"I'm very lucky to even still be here talking and even walking. For me to have been able to walk out of the hospital and play footy again two weeks later, I'm very lucky and grateful," Simpkin said.
"I was really embarrassed about what happened; being out at that time of night with the season just around the corner and having had a few drinks.
"I've let everyone down within the footy club and outside of the footy club – all my teammates, coaches, the fans, staff, everyone involved. I just hope I can gain back everyone's respect and have everyone back on good terms."