North Melbourne has provided an update on newly-arrived recruit Zac Fisher after he suffered his first injury setback as a Kangaroo.

The former Blue sustained a suspected hamstring strain during the second quarter of North's match simulation at Arden Street on Friday.

Per reports, the speedy utility had impressed onlookers before succumbing to the unfortunate ailment.

"Zac came out of match sim after the second quarter. He felt an incident in his hamstring, so he'll get that scanned over the weekend just to assess for a hamstring strain," North Melbourne performance boss Kevin White declared.

Fisher, 25, made his way across Royal Park during the trade period, trading life at Carlton for enhanced playing opportunities under Roos senior coach Alastair Clarkson.

The West Australian managed a modest 12 senior games during his final season with the Blues, having made the transition from attack to defence in recent times.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 17: Zac Fisher of the Kangaroos handballs during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL training session at Arden Street Ground on November 17, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

In more positive injury news for the Roos, ailed youngster Brayden George is preparing to return to match practice.

The 26th draft choice in 2022, George had been rehabilitating a previously-suffered knee injury and did not play any football during his maiden campaign.

The 20-year-old's off-season didn't start according to plan, either, suffering an elbow dislocation while in his hometown of Wangaratta.

However, the forward-line prospect will return to the fold imminently, with White pencilling in next Friday's Roos match simulation as a return-to-action date for George.

"Finally, he's going to get let loose as of next week," White said of the young Roo's progress.

"He'll be unrestricted off of that elbow injury … and we'll see him in match simulation next Friday."

North Melbourne Kangaroos player Brayden George at training in 2023 (image via North Melbourne FC)

Meanwhile, promising forward Eddie Ford, who suffered a high-grade ankle syndesmosis injury during a pre-Christmas session, is expected to re-integrate into football action within the next three to four weeks.

Additionally, defender Aiden Corr is understood to be progressing positively after suffering a high-grade ankle sprain pre-Christmas, while Griffin Logue, Luke McDonald, and Jackson Archer each continue in their recoveries from longer-term injuries.

North Melbourne is scheduled to commence its 2024 campaign when it travels to face GWS in Sydney's West on Saturday, March 16.