This is the same foot injury that ended his 2012 season. Curran played just three VFL games last season before having surgery for a right navicular stress fracture last June. He has yet to make his official AFL debut.
Curran, 19, is the son of two-time Hawthorn premiership player Peter Curran, and will undergo a second surgery for the same injury.
"Tom's played a number of games and has been feeling good but he had a return of his foot pain last week, so we investigated it straight away and it turns out we need to do surgery again," said North medical services director Steve Saunders.
"We need to re-orientate the screw in the bone and do a bone graft as well so it heals better. The old screw comes out and a new one will go in."
According the Saunders, Curran will face a 16 week rehabilitation period after his surgery before he can return full-time to training. "We think he'll be in a good position to start (the 2014) preseason completely rehabilitated," Saunders said.
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