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Vlastuin to miss another week

Richmond utility Nick Vlastuin is getting closer to making his return from a shoulder injury, but won't feature at any level this weekend.

The 23-year-old fractured the scapula in his right shoulder in Richmond’s Round 7 loss to the Western Bulldogs.

Vlastuin is expected to be available for the Round 14 match against Carlton at the MCG next Sunday, June 25.

Be there as Saturday arvo footy returns to the ‘G this week when the Tigers host Sydney

In other injury news at the Swinburne Centre, further scans have revealed Richmond tall forward Todd Elton will be sidelined for another four to five weeks after dislocating his shoulder.

Elton, 24, sustained the injury in the VFL Tigers' Round 7 match against Werribee but did not require surgery.

Young Tiger Jack Graham could play his first game in the yellow and black this weekend, but will need to get through fitness testing before putting his hand up for VFL selection.

Graham battled a hamstring injury during the pre-season, before experiencing a further injury setback in late-March.

The 19-year-old sustained a small fracture in his left ankle and was placed on the Club’s long-term injury list.

The Club has lodged paperwork to reinstate him to the primary list ahead of the VFL Tigers' Round 9 match against Geelong VFL at Punt Road Oval this Saturday. 

Richmond small forward Jason Castagna will subsequently return to the Club’s rookie list, but will then be reinstated to the primary list in place of the injured Nathan Drummond.