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Injury Update: Ben Jacobs

North Melbourne midfielder Ben Jacobs will have surgery on his foot to repair a stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal.

The club and specialists determined the procedure was appropriate after Jacobs reported soreness following the Kangaroos' Round 8 win over Essendon.

“We’ve adopted this approach after careful consideration and thought,” North director of Football Geoff Walsh told

“We anticipate he’ll be available in 8-10 weeks, which would be close to the Round 20 mark, if not before.

“That would give him a decent block of games before the finals.”

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