NORTH Melbourne's forward line has suffered another injury blow, with Cam Zurhaar set to be sidelined for the next eight to 10 weeks with a broken ankle.
Zurhaar suffered the injury during North's win over the Gold Coast, and is unlikely to play again this season unless the ninth-placed Roos qualify for the finals.
"When Cam was unable to put any significant weight through his right lower leg, our medical team suspected something serious on Sunday," North football manager Cameron Joyce said on Tuesday.
"He wasn't able to take any further part in the game and scans have revealed a small break in his ankle."
Zuhaar's injury follows those to tall forwards Jarrad Waite (calf) and Mason Wood (hamstring, 2-3 weeks).
Waite's return date had been indefinite, but North listed him as four weeks away on Tuesday.
Despite standing 189cm, Zurhaar had rotated between attack and the ruck against the Suns before his afternoon ended prematurely.
"Cam had taken up the challenge to play in the ruck for us when Todd Goldstein was off the ground resting and it allowed us to keep Majak (Daw) in defence and Ben Brown forward, so it's a credit to him and says a lot about his willingness to do whatever the team needs," Joyce said.
"It's unfortunate he's now out but if we play some finals, he might be a chance to return so there's still some hope.
"Cam has a very bright future and the challenge for him is to build his fitness and endurance and improve again in 2019."
Zurhaar has played nine senior games after making his debut in round 17 last season.