Buddy Franklin is likely to miss another game this week with a hamstring injury.
Buddy has missed the last three games due to the injury which he copped during a training session ahead of the game against GWS.
“Lance Franklin pulled up sore from our final training session last week and didn’t get up for our game against Essendon,” Swans Head of Football Charlie Gardiner told the club website.
“Our medical team have said that he is probably more unlikely than like to play at this stage.
“I am not expecting Lance to take the field against North Melbourne.”
Sam Reid is likely to play, however, after copping a knock to his hip flexor against Essendon.