Daniels wells is set to miss this week's game against the Hawks. Picture: Michael Dodge/Getty Images AsiaPac.

North Melbourne veteran Daniel Wells is likely miss at least another week, after failing to fully recover from his Achilles tendon injury.

Coach Brad Scott said he will not risk his star player if he is not 100% fit to play.

“I’m doubtful on Daniel Wells purely because he doesn’t feel perfect right now,” Scott said.

“Some players play a style of footy that enables them to play with some injuries that perhaps they can get through a game with but still perform somewhere around their normal role – those players are like tractors they get out and they just get the job done.

“But Daniel Wells isn’t a tractor, he’s a Rolls Royce, so we need him at his absolute best to be able to play his best and I refuse to send Wellsy out, who’s a really important part of our team, when he’s below his best.”

Wells has missed the past two games due to the injury that he sustained in the Kangaroos’ win over Brisbane in round two.

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