Richmond confirms that midfielder Dion Prestia suffered a minor hamstring injury in Wednesday night’s match simulation.

The 31-year-old will not play in the Club’s hit-out against Melbourne on February 18. However, he remains a chance to feature in the Community Series match against Collingwood on February 27.

Richmond Physical Performance Manager Luke Meehan said the injury was minor and would only restrict Prestia from training fully for the short term.

“Dion unfortunately had some hamstring awareness early in Wednesday’s match simulation, which, following scans, we have decided will require a short rehabilitation period,” he said.

“We anticipate he will be back training fully in a couple of weeks."

Richmond’s Opening Round clash with Gold Coast is on March 9.