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Ben Jacobs (concussion/neck) - TBC
Alex Morgan (calf) - TBC
Josh Williams (back) TBC
Shaun Higgins (knee) - 1 week
Jarrad Waite (calf) - test
Declan Watson (knee) - 1-2 weeks
Taylor Garner (hamstring) - 1-2 weeks
Billy Hartung (hamstring) - 1-2 weeks
Cam Zurhaar (ankle) - season
Sam Durdin (broken leg) - season
Ed Vickers-Willis (knee) - season
 

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Ben Jacobs (concussion/neck) - TBC
Alex Morgan (calf) - TBC
Josh Williams (back) TBC
Shaun Higgins (knee) - 1 week
Jarrad Waite (calf) - test
Declan Watson (knee) - 1-2 weeks
Taylor Garner (hamstring) - 1-2 weeks
Billy Hartung (hamstring) - 1-2 weeks
Cam Zurhaar (ankle) - season
Sam Durdin (broken leg) - season
Ed Vickers-Willis (knee) - season
Waite will play.
Mountford and Higgins next week.
If Jacobs comes back for round 23 is anyones guess.
Write off the rest. Were operating at 80-85%.

Garner and Hartung and Zurhaar are finished.
 
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Hartung will need a couple of games at VFL to get his mojo back - I would be playing Mountford in that wing role until then.

If it works out well we could get back Higgo back this week, BJ the week after then Billy boy for the final match.

Effectively a full squad leading into the finals (ex EVW, TG and CZ who wont be coming back this year.)
 

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North Melbourne will be bolstered by the return of superstar midfielder Shaun Higgins this week.

The 30-year-old underwent a minor right-knee arthroscope following the Round 19 win over West Coast in Hobart, but has fully recovered according to GM Football Cameron Joyce.

"Higgo was pushing for us to play him in Brisbane, such is the professional he is and the dedication to his rehabilitation he's shown," Joyce said.

"He's recovered from the procedure really well.

"We were always confident he was only going to miss the one game so provided he gets through the rest of the week, he'll be declared fit to play."

The long awaited return of Billy Hartung has arrived with the hard-running speedster expected to play this weekend after a hamstring injury.

Hartung last played in Round 14 against the Bulldogs and will have to get through main training this week before being cleared to play some game-time in the VFL on Sunday.

Injury List
Shaun Higgins - Knee - Test
Taylor Garner - Hamstring - Test
Billy Hartung - Hamstring - Test
Tristan Xerri - Groin - Test
Kyron Hayden- Hip - Test
Alex Morgan - Calf - Test
Josh Williams - Back - Test
Cam Zurhaar - Ankle - 5-6 weeks
Ben Jacobs - Concussion - TBC
Sam Durdin - Leg - Season
Ed Vickers-Willis - Knee - Season
Declan Watson - Knee - Season
 

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"There is no update on Ben Jacobs (concussion) after missing six of the past seven games, but he is training again.

Taylor Garner (hamstring) and Alex Morgan (calf) could also play this weekend."

Encouraging news with players coming back. Sure beats the alternative!
 

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So whose currently injured?

Just Durdin and Brown post op? Lmac with a slight wrist injury?
Maj had surgery too, did he not? In The Tarryn video, Maj And Brown were working together, if that means anything. I can't imagine Garner isn't injured either :(
 

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This is why we shouldn't criticize players too much as we don't always know what's going on.
Not directed at Jack, anyone.

Jack Ziebell will make his earliest start to a pre-season in several years, with the North Melbourne skipper expected to resume full training within two weeks following post-season knee surgery.

Ziebell's recent pre-seasons have been restricted by a succession of different injuries that have severely limited the amount of work he has able to do over the summer, particularly before Christmas.

The Kangaroo captain had yet another operation at the end of the 2018 season, undergoing a "clean-out" of a knee that had begun to trouble him late in the year.
 
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http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-12-08/wheres-your-club-at

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Ben Brown: The spearhead had post-season hip surgery and remains in the rehab group on a modified program that has included straight-line running and mobility work. Will look to increase his training intensity over the Christmas break and is on track to return to full training in January, so should get a solid block of work under his belt before round one.

Majak Daw: Managed a foot fracture for much of this year before undergoing surgery at the end of the season. North has been encouraged by the intercept defender's progress with running and skills work. Expected to rejoin North's main training group in January.

Sam Durdin: The key defender is being nursed back from a broken right tibia that prematurely ended his season in July. Restricted to walking, weights and injury-prevention exercises when he trained at high-altitude in Utah for three weeks over the off-season, but has resumed running and will gradually ramp up his work load ahead of an expected return to full training in February.

Taylor Garner: Being managed carefully after a succession of groin and hamstring injuries restricted him to just six VFL games in 2018. Garner has done quite a bit of running and skills work, so is reasonably fit. Given the injury-prone forward's body has failed him so often in the past, the Roos will look to gradually increase his training intensity after Christmas with a view to having him fit for round one. The big test for him will come when he starts sprinting and explosive drills.

Ed Vickers-Willis: Ruptured his right PCL in North's round seven win over Sydney in a heavy collision with a behind post, but resumed running and light skills work in mid-August. The defender, who has played just 14 games in four seasons at Arden St largely due to injury, is being managed cautiously given his history, with his work load set to ramp up after the Christmas break.

Will Walker: The midfielder did not require surgery for the posterior cruciate ligament injury that ended his season in round 22 against Adelaide, but his initial hopes of starting pre-season training on day one proved overly optimistic. Now slated to resume full training towards the end of January.

Declan Watson: Was ultimately given all of last season off to focus on his rehabilitation from the left knee reconstruction he had in July 2017. Resumed training with North's main group in August and ran impressively in the club's Yo-Yo test last Friday.

Sam Wright: The veteran has had no new setbacks after successfully returning last season from prolonged foot and ankle issues. At 28, he needs to carefully manage his body, but he has already participated in running and skills sessions and from next week should be ready to train with the main group.

Jack Ziebell: The captain had minor knee surgery in the off-season but is set to make his earliest start to pre-season training for several years. Sat out the club's recent 2km time trial and yo-yo test, but started running just a few weeks after his operation and is expected to return to the Roos' main training group next week.

Cameron Zurhaar: The forward has had a frustrating time as he returns from the broken ankle he suffered in round 16 against Gold Coast. He has completed running sessions and skills work, but has been forced to back off his training at times after experiencing soreness. Another player who is expected to get a good block of work under his belt after the Christmas break.

Jacobs makes encouraging return
Run-with midfielder Ben Jacobs was sorely missed by the Roos when he missed most of the second half of 2018 with lingering concussion-like symptoms and chronic sinusitis. After successful nasal surgery, the 26-year-old returned to training on day one of pre-season and, in great news for North, is completely over his concussion problems. Although he is still getting over his operation, Jacobs is steadily rebuilding the fitness he lost in his extended stint on the sidelines. Performed strongly in the 2km time trial. - Nick Bowen
 

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Ben Brown: The spearhead had post-season hip surgery and remains in the rehab group on a modified program that has included straight-line running and mobility work. Will look to increase his training intensity over the Christmas break and is on track to return to full training in January, so should get a solid block of work under his belt before round one.

Majak Daw: Managed a foot fracture for much of this year before undergoing surgery at the end of the season. North has been encouraged by the intercept defender's progress with running and skills work. Expected to rejoin North's main training group in January.

Sam Durdin: The key defender is being nursed back from a broken right tibia that prematurely ended his season in July. Restricted to walking, weights and injury-prevention exercises when he trained at high-altitude in Utah for three weeks over the off-season, but has resumed running and will gradually ramp up his work load ahead of an expected return to full training in February.

Taylor Garner: Being managed carefully after a succession of groin and hamstring injuries restricted him to just six VFL games in 2018. Garner has done quite a bit of running and skills work, so is reasonably fit. Given the injury-prone forward's body has failed him so often in the past, the Roos will look to gradually increase his training intensity after Christmas with a view to having him fit for round one. The big test for him will come when he starts sprinting and explosive drills.

Ed Vickers-Willis: Ruptured his right PCL in North's round seven win over Sydney in a heavy collision with a behind post, but resumed running and light skills work in mid-August. The defender, who has played just 14 games in four seasons at Arden St largely due to injury, is being managed cautiously given his history, with his work load set to ramp up after the Christmas break.

Will Walker: The midfielder did not require surgery for the posterior cruciate ligament injury that ended his season in round 22 against Adelaide, but his initial hopes of starting pre-season training on day one proved overly optimistic. Now slated to resume full training towards the end of January.

Declan Watson: Was ultimately given all of last season off to focus on his rehabilitation from the left knee reconstruction he had in July 2017. Resumed training with North's main group in August and ran impressively in the club's Yo-Yo test last Friday.

Sam Wright: The veteran has had no new setbacks after successfully returning last season from prolonged foot and ankle issues. At 28, he needs to carefully manage his body, but he has already participated in running and skills sessions and from next week should be ready to train with the main group.

Jack Ziebell: The captain had minor knee surgery in the off-season but is set to make his earliest start to pre-season training for several years. Sat out the club's recent 2km time trial and yo-yo test, but started running just a few weeks after his operation and is expected to return to the Roos' main training group next week.

Cameron Zurhaar: The forward has had a frustrating time as he returns from the broken ankle he suffered in round 16 against Gold Coast. He has completed running sessions and skills work, but has been forced to back off his training at times after experiencing soreness. Another player who is expected to get a good block of work under his belt after the Christmas break.

Jacobs makes encouraging return
Run-with midfielder Ben Jacobs was sorely missed by the Roos when he missed most of the second half of 2018 with lingering concussion-like symptoms and chronic sinusitis. After successful nasal surgery, the 26-year-old returned to training on day one of pre-season and, in great news for North, is completely over his concussion problems. Although he is still getting over his operation, Jacobs is steadily rebuilding the fitness he lost in his extended stint on the sidelines. Performed strongly in the 2km time trial. - Nick Bowen
Sitting a lot better than last year. We had so many players have post season surgery last year. Good to hear Jacobs in full training. Also good to see Watson making in roads quickly because he really needs to!
 
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