Mason Wood and Farren Ray will not be available for selection this weekend, North Melbourne confirmed today.
North Director of Football Geoff Walsh said Wood had suffered a medial ligament injury in his right leg, while Ray had injured his right hamstring in Sunday’s clash against West Coast.
“Our medical team’s first thoughts are there is no serious damage for Mason, however he will meet with a specialist later this week to see if he requires any surgery,” Walsh told NMFC.com.au.
“We expect Farren will miss between four and six weeks.”
The news is better for Majak Daw and Mitchell Hibberd, who were both hurt while playing for Werribee on Sunday.
“There were initial fears that Mitch had suffered a serious, long-term knee injury, however scans have cleared him of any structural damage,” Walsh added.
“He has a displacement of the knee cap, a similar injury to what he had earlier in the year. A timeline on his return is still to be confirmed, but we hope he will only spend around a month on the sidelines.
“Majak has pulled up really well today after rolling his ankle early in yesterday’s game and he could be in contention to play this weekend, depending on how he recovers throughout week.”
Walsh also said forward Aaron Black would be unavailable for selection, after injuring his ankle in the VFL.
“When ‘Blacky’ was involved in a heavy collision playing for Werribee a couple of weeks ago, he landed awkwardly on his ankle as he fell to the ground. We’re now just waiting to see how that ankle settles over the next week or so before we decide if he goes under the knife or if he can get back and play in the latter stages of this year.”
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