NORTH Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell has relocated back to Wodonga as he recovers from a high-grade medial ligament strain.
Ziebell will miss up to two months with a knee injury but won't miss a single game after the season was suspended until at least May 31 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
AFL players aren't permitted to return to their club for the next 30 days.
Ziebell will consult with North Melbourne's high performance boss Jona Segal via Facetime during the next month.
"I got a scan Monday and it revealed exactly what the doctors thought, which was a high-grade medial strain and probably miss six to eight weeks, which is not ideal, but if there was a time to be injured it's probably now," Ziebell said.
"For me to be injured in round one and potentially be playing in round two, from a selfish point of view that's not a bad result, but at the same time I'd love the game to still be playing right now."