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Edwards injury setback

Injury update: Edwards sidelined, Martin facing test Physical Performance Manager, Peter Burge provides Roar Vision with an update on the injuries to Shane Edwards, Dustin Martin and Ben Griffiths.

Talented Richmond half-forward, Shane Edwards, has been sidelined with a hip injury.

Edwards sustained the injury during last Thursday night’s Round 2 victory over Collingwood at the MCG.

“Late in the fourth quarter, he had an incident close to goal and hurt his hip. It’s come back that he’s actually done a little bit of damage. So he’s going to miss a little bit of time . . . a couple of weeks at this stage,” the Tigers’ Physical Performance Manager, Peter Burge, told ‘Roar Vision’.

“He’ll start a rehab program later this week.

“We look forward to getting Shane back at some point, but it’s not going to be in the next two weeks.”

In further injury news at Punt Road, dynamic midfielder Dustin Martin will undergo a fitness test later this week after damaging his cheekbone against the Magpies.

“He copped a whack in the side of his cheekbone and we got a scan and it’s come back with a small crack,” Burge said.

“He did play three quarters of the game with it and did well. So we’ll assess him during the week.

“I would be hopeful that he’d be out there on the weekend, but that’ll be a medical call on Dustin.”

Tall Tiger forward, Ben Griffiths, who was forced to leave the field last Thursday night with concussion, when he landed heavily from a marking contest, has been ruled out of Saturday’s Round 3 clash with West Coast at the MCG.

“’Griffo’ has had a couple of concussions in the past. Even though it is a longer break this week (nine days), the ‘doc’ has already made the call that he won’t play,” Burge said.

“We’ve got to give him the right time to recover and then assess where we go from here . . .”

Meanwhile, promising, young, rookie-listed, tall forward, Mabior Chol, faces a fitness test after being concussed while playing for the Tigers’ VFL team in a practice match against Collingwood last Thursday.

“’Mabs’, with his concussion, has pulled up quite well . . . He’ll have to go through the standard testing protocol during the week, but given he’d had little history with concussion, we’d expect him to get up this weekend,” Burge said.