NORTH Melbourne skipper Jack Ziebell will miss up to two months with a knee injury, but could strangely still be in the mix for round two after the AFL season was suspended due to the global COVID-19 outbreak.

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Ziebell suffered a high-grade medial strain in the third quarter of the club's brave victory over St Kilda on Sunday, with scans revealing that the hard-nosed midfielder will miss the next 6-8 weeks.

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However, with football suspended until May 31 at the earliest due to the threat of the COVID-19 virus, it means Ziebell could still be in contention to play in the next round of fixtures when the season is ultimately resumed.

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"The knee's actually feeling quite good," Ziebell told the club's website.

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"I haven't had too much pain, thankfully.

"I just remember being on the ground with my leg out and someone falling across my leg. I straight away felt pain on the inside.

"I've never done one before, but I know a few blokes that have and just thought medial straightaway.

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"I got a scan Monday and it revealed exactly what the doctors thought, which was a high-grade medial strain and probably miss six-to-eight weeks.

"It's not ideal, but if there was a time to be injured it's probably now."

Ziebell had already endured an injury-plagued summer, dealing with a calf setback that had initially threatened his chances of featuring in round one.