North Melbourne’s backline will be without the influence key defender of Aidan Corr for a little while longer, with coach David Noble ruling him out for at least two weeks.

Corr suffered a toe injury in round one against Port Adelaide, and picked up an infection in his injured toe, following the round two clash against Gold Coast.

While he’s recovering well from his hospitalisation from the issue, Noble says there’s no concrete timeframe on Corr's return. 

“I’m not sure (when he’ll be back) … [he] was in today on crutches,” Noble told North Media on Friday. 

“Anywhere from two to four (weeks) maybe depending on how the infection settles. It’s to do with antibiotics.”

Corr has been a revelation in North’s back six since arriving from GWS, averaging 16 disposals and 5 marks across his two games.

GM of Football Brady Rawlings said the circumstances surrounding the injury were disappointing.

“It’s an unlucky set of circumstances,” Rawlings said.

“The infection as come through some cracked skin on Aidan’s foot, and has gone into his toe which he had an issue with in round one. So it’s not directly related to the toe injury, per se.”

North will be sweating on the fitness of Jared Polec (hamstring) and Jed Anderson (ankle), who were both injured in the Good Friday clash against the Bulldogs.