CAMERON Thurley's former and current football clubs yesterday offered their support to the 32-year-old who yesterday remained in a critical but stable condition after a late-night fall at a Hobart bar.
Thurley's State League club Clarence and his former AFL employers Geelong and North Melbourne each reached out to the Clarence captain and his family and friends.
Clarence president Roger Viney said: "On behalf of all the club's members, and staff, sponsors and supporters, but especially his teammates, the club is united in wishing Cameron a speedy recovery and offer his family all our support and our thoughts are with them at this very distressing time.
"We wish Cameron a full recovery so that all football followers can once again be privileged to watch this extremely gifted young man ply his talents and be a star player for his beloved Kangaroos."
Geelong, his first AFL club where he played seven games and kicked 12 goals in 2004 and 2005, tweeted: "The Cats' thoughts and wishes are with former player Cameron Thurley who was placed in an induced coma after a fall.
"Get well Thurls."
North Melbourne, where he played five games in 2006, yesterday tweeted: "North Melbourne's best wishes are with former player Cameron Thurley who is in an induced coma in hospital after a fall on the weekend."
AFL Tasmania also used social media to say "the Tasmanian football family's thoughts are with Cameron Thurley and his family".
Thurley was placed in an induced coma since the accident and underwent an operation to release pressure and drain fluid from around his brain after accidently falling and hitting his head outside the Observatory Bar on Hobart's waterfront in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Thurley, who was on his own at the time of the accident, had been out celebrating Clarence's best and fairest, where he won the leading goal-kicker award.