Richmond’s current injury plight is highlighted through a look at how many players each AFL club has used so far this season.

After six games (the quarter-way mark), the Tigers have had 36 players make an appearance at senior level.

That is the same number they used for the entire 2023 season, and it is four ahead of the club with the next most, which is Gold Coast, 32.

In comparison, Sydney sits at the foot of this list with just 26 players.

To further underline Richmond’s spate of injuries, it has had only eight players who have appeared in every game to this stage of the season – Nick Vlastuin, Daniel Rioli, Shai Bolton, Jayden Short (he’s now been sidelined with a calf injury), Marlion Pickett, Seth Campbell, Thomson Dow and Kamdyn McIntosh.

Compare that to the Swans with a competition-high 19 who have played every game.

Number of players used by each club at the quarter-way mark of season 2024 . . .

36 – Richmond

32 – Gold Coast

31 – North Melbourne

30 – Adelaide, Carlton, Geelong, Hawthorn, Melbourne, West Coast, Western Bulldogs

29 – Essendon, Fremantle, St Kilda

28 – Brisbane, Port Adelaide

27 – Collingwood, Greater Western Sydney

26 – Sydney

Number of players at each club who have played every game so far this season . . .

19 – Sydney

18 – Greater Western Sydney

17 – Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne, St Kilda, West Coast

16 – Collingwood, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide

15 – Carlton, Gold Coast, Western Bulldogs

14 – Geelong, North Melbourne

13 – Adelaide

12 – Essendon

8 – Richmond