Kangaroos lose Jed Anderson for two months

North Melbourne will be without experienced midfielder Jed Anderson in a brutal blow as the Kangaroos' aim to get off the bottom of the AFL ladder.

JED ANDERSON of the Kangaroos.
JED ANDERSON of the Kangaroos. Picture: Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images

North Melbourne's AFL rebuild just got harder, with experienced midfielder Jed Anderson to undergo ankle surgery and facing two months on the sideline.

Anderson was injured during the Kangaroos' 128-point Good Friday thrashing at the hands of the Western Bulldogs.

"It's unfortunate for Jed and unfortunate for us that he's going to miss a chunk of the season," North football manager Brady 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."

Anderson finished third in the club's best-and-fairest last year and will leave a huge role in North's midfield as they aim to get off the bottom of the ladder.

Speedster Jared Polce also went down against the Bulldogs and Rawlings remains unsure about how many games the former Port Adelaide player will miss.

In better news for winless North, reigning Syd Barker medallist Luke McDonald is in line to return for Sunday's clash with Adelaide at Marvel Stadium.