HOBART - Former Geelong and North Melbourne AFL player Cameron Thurley remained in a critical but stable condition on Monday after a late-night fall at a Hobart bar.
Thurley suffered a serious head injury when he fell down stairs early on Saturday.
The 31-year-old, who now captains Clarence, had been out celebrating after the club's best-and-fairest awards.
He had surgery in the Royal Hobart Hospital to remove fluid from his brain on Sunday and was in an induced coma.
Thurley's father John said his son's condition has improved.
CCTV footage reportedly shows he had his hands in his pockets when he fell down a flight of stairs leaving Hobart's Observatory Bar alone.
Thurley played seven games for Geelong in 2005 and five for the Kangaroos in 2006.