Richmond co-captain and triple premiership star defender Dylan Grimes has provided an update on the hamstring injury that prematurely ended his 2022 season.

Grimes damaged his hamstring in the Tigers’ Round 20 victory over Brisbane at the MCG and subsequently underwent surgery.

He is, however, on track for Richmond’s 2023 season-opener against Carlton.

“I’m absolutely fine. I was cleared of injury about a week after the season finished,” Grimes said.


“So, I’ve just been relishing being back on the park and starting the pre-season uninjured.

“I’m feeling fit and really positive at the moment . . .

“It’s my third bout of ‘hammy’ surgery now, so we’ve got a bit of an idea of what to do.

“Having said that, we’ve got a new fitness coach and a new weights coach as well.

“We’re throwing pretty much the kitchen sink at it, really.

“I’m wanting to leave nothing on the table and no stone unturned in terms of what I can do to make my hamstrings more resilient . . .”