Richmond’s Physical Performance Manager Peter Burge provides Richmond Media with an update on the injury status of several members of the Tigers’ playing group.
Trent Cotchin, hamstring
"Trent came off (in Round 19) during the first quarter. He felt a little bit of awareness in his hamstring kicking the ball out of the middle of the ground. He did all his medical testing and (the medical team) didn’t want to take the risk by keeping him out there. He’s got a very minor strain near the area of the previous (hamstring) injury. Whilst it is a slightly different area, the two are probably linked in terms of how he’s functioning…But he was out here today running at 70% speed…I think at this stage, we’re looking at missing two to three weeks. Given his previous history this year, we always take that cautious approach."
Josh Caddy, ankle
"Last Wednesday in the main training session, Josh was training and in the very last drill, he rolled his ankle...He was still a bit sore (the next day) and we made the decision not to play on the weekend. But he fully trained today and will be available for selection this week."
Toby Nankervis’ return
"Toby’s going really well. We’ve been building his game time slowly. This week he’ll progress his game time again…it’s a decision between the medical team and the coaching team whether we progress to AFL level or we keep him at VFL level."
Jack Ross, ankle
"He’s been back full training for the last week and we’re looking to play him in some reduced minutes this week in the VFL and progress that in the next week or so to a full game."
Fraser Turner, femur
"Fraser’s been training with us for the last week with full skills and he’ll resume some match play this weekend."
Callum Moore, ankle
"Callum is very close to playing this weekend but we’re going to give it one more week and resume playing next week in the VFL."
Marlion Pickett, finger
"Marlion’s started full training with us this week and our plan is for him to play some game time this weekend...He's been conditioning for five to six weeks now. Whilst he hasn’t played any football, he’s been doing a lot of running and conditioning based training given he had finger injury, so he’ll probably play most of the game…We’re really looking forward to seeing him out there."
"Jack went into surgery last Thursday and had the procedure done. He’s been in hospital over the weekend recovering and today he was released from hospital and he’s back home. Now it’s about the recovery process and we’ll have an update on that over the next couple of weeks once our doctors have met with his specialist."