Curtis Taylor admits he was lucky to escape serious injury, after he initially thought he'd broken his leg on Saturday.
The number 31 suffered a knee injury in the third team against Adelaide, which saw him limp from the field.
“I thought I broke my leg at the time but was able to play the game out,” Taylor told North Media.
“I was lucky enough to just get away with a little PCL injury, little bit of bone bruising ... nothing too bad to keep me out for too long.
“It did no harm to it playing the game out, so it was good to actually just get the win.”
Taylor has played a key role in attack for North this season, earning a NAB Rising Star nomination in round five.
The 20-year-old had lined up in all nine games, before being sidelined.
But he's already got his eye on a quick return.
“[I’ll] get in the weights room and do a bit of upper body weights,” Taylor said.
"Then [I'll] look to get back in three to four weeks in good shape, still fit and ready to go.”