GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Jed Anderson of the Kangaroos handballs during the round 16 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Port Adelaide Power at Metricon Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

North Melbourne midfielder Jed Anderson is set to miss up to two months of action with an ankle injury that has required surgery.

Anderson came from the ground late in the second quarter against the Western Bulldogs on Good Friday shortly after sustaining the injury and didn't return.

Speaking to North Media, North GM of football Brady Rawlings said the injury is disappointing for Anderson and the club as a whole, but is hopeful he will return after North Melbourne's bye in Round 12.

“It’s unfortunate for Jed and unfortunate for us that he’s going to miss a chunk of the season,” Rawlings said.

“Jed wants to play every week and we love him representing our footy club every week. The way he attacks the ball and the opposition is what we want all our players to stand for, so it’s disappointing he’s not going to be in our side for some weeks.

“Jed got the injury on the weekend against the Bulldogs, [we] had a lot of consultation this week around how we treat the injury and we’ve landed on the surgical route.

“It’s obviously disappointing when you get an injury of severity. We’re confident that this is the right approach to take to repair the ligament damage and we should be able to get him back after the bye.”

In other injury news, the Kangaroos could welcome back defender Luke McDonald for their Round 4 clash against Adelaide, while Aiden Bonar and Curtis Taylor could also make returns.

Speaking on SEN this morning, coach David Noble revealed recruit Atu Bosenavulagi could be in line to make his club debut against the Crows, stating "he's certainly in the frame this week, no doubt".

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 16: Atu Bosenavulagi poses for a photo during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL media opportunity at Arden Street Ground on November 16, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)