North Melbourne has suffered a blow, as rookie midfielder George Wardlaw is reportedly set to spend a stint on the sidelines after succumbing to a hamstring injury on the weekend.

Wardlaw suffered tightness during the second quarter of the Kangaroos' disappointing loss to Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium on Sunday afternoon, substituted out of the game after he was assessed by North's medical team.

According to's Josh Gabelich, scans on Monday confirmed the 19-year-old has suffered a strain. Gabelich reports he will miss a minimum of three weeks.

Wardlaw isn't a stranger to soft-tissue ailments, having suffered numerous hamstring injuries over the course of his junior years.

Up until Sunday's setback, 'Warlord' had been supremely impressive to start his AFL career, averaging just shy of 15 disposals per game, along with a mean of 5.3 tackles.

He was one of the most highly anticipated young stars of the 2022 National Draft, making his long-awaited debut in Round 10 against the Swans.