during the round 16 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Domain Stadium on July 10, 2016 in Perth, Australia.

Roos veteran out for six weeks, as forward escapes serious injury

North Melbourne veteran Farren Ray will miss up to six weeks due to a hamstring injury, the club has confirmed.

Ray injured his right hamstring during the Roos’ loss to West Coast on Sunday, with the club expecting him to miss four to six weeks.

Meanwhile, Mason Wood has escaped serious injury, amid fears he had suffered an ACL injury. Kangaroos Director of Football Geoff Walsh said Wood has suffered a medial ligament injury, but is currently unsure how long the injury will keep the forward out of the side for.

“Our medical team’s first thoughts are there is no serious damage for Mason, however he will meet with a specialist later this week to see if he requires any surgery,” Walsh told the club’s website.

“We expect Farren will miss between four and six weeks.”

Youngster Mitch Hibberd, who suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury in the VFL on the weekend, has also been cleared of serious damage, as has Majak Daw, who was also injured playing for Werribee.

“There were initial fears that Mitch had suffered a serious, long-term knee injury, however scans have cleared him of any structural damage,” Walsh said.

“He has a displacement of the knee cap, a similar injury to what he had earlier in the year. A timeline on his return is still to be confirmed, but we hope he will only spend around a month on the sidelines.

“Majak has pulled up really well today after rolling his ankle early in yesterday’s game and he could be in contention to play this weekend, depending on how he recovers throughout week.”