NORTH Melbourne's first pick in last year's draft, Sam Durdin, will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, meaning all three of the Roos' 2014 draftees have now been ruled out for the remainder of 2015.
North announced on Tuesday that Durdin required surgery to repair torn cartilage in his shoulder and would miss the rest of the season.
"Sam had been playing well in the VFL in the first half of the season and had put in some impressive performances against some AFL-listed players, playing either in defence or attack," North football director Geoff Walsh told
"While Sam's 2015 (season) may be over, we're really confident he'll be able to make an impact in 2016.
"With a full pre-season under his belt we expect him to really push for senior selection."
Durdin, who North took with pick No.16 in last year's draft, joins fellow 2014 draftees Daniel Nielson (No.25) and Ed Vickers-Willis (no.36) on the sidelines for the rest of the season.
Nielson ruptured his left anterior cruciate ligament in a tackling drill in March, while Vickers-Willis dislocated his left shoulder playing for Werribee in the VFL late last month.
"Obviously these injuries are never great, but one blessing may be the timing of the incidents. The boys will be able to have their bodies structurally sound for pre-season training, giving them the best chance to have an impact next year," Walsh said.
Durdin re-signed with North in late January for a further season, tying him to the club until the end of 2017.