North Melbourne defender Majak Daw will need surgery on a broken bone in his foot.
The break was sustained way back in round five, when Daw had his foot stomped on.
The 27-year-old missed two games in round six and round 10, but otherwise played out the year with the break.
"I have to get surgery on Saturday," Daw told North Melbourne's In Review podcast.
"I have a fracture in one of the bones in my foot, so I've just got to get that fixed up.
"I've been carrying this injury throughout the year, but the medical staff have done an amazing job managing me throughout the year.
"I really want to get it right now so I don¹t have an interrupted season next year."
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