North Melbourne has confirmed an injury to young gun Jy Simpkin.
The Kangaroos have released a statement confirming that Simpkin, 19, was injured on Sunday when he collided with a motorcycle while on foot.
The statement read: ”Jy Simpkin is likely to miss between two and four weeks of football after injuring his ankle following an accidental collision with a motorcyclist, while on foot.
“The 19-year-old had been drinking and stepped into the path of a motorcyclist while crossing the road in West Melbourne early on Sunday morning.
“The club has been informed the motorcyclist was not seriously injured in the accident, but scans have revealed Simpkin suffered grade-two lateral ligament damage to his ankle.”
The statement continued: Today, the club met to discuss the incident and in consultation with Simpkin, the following will take place:
* Simpkin will donate $2,000 to Road Trauma Support Services
* Simpkin has instigated a minimum six-month, self-imposed ban on alcohol (at least until season's end)
* Simpkin will undertake an educational course that deals with making better choices and dealing with alcohol