Emerging Richmond midfielder Brandon Ellis is expected to return to the field after the Tigers’ bye, as he recovers from a minor hamstring strain.

Ellis, who suffered the injury at training in the lead-up to last Saturday night’s Dreamtime match against Essendon, will miss Richmond’s next game, against West Coast on Monday, June 3.

He is expected to be fit for the Round 12 meeting with Adelaide at the MCG on Saturday, June 15.

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The 19-year-old was in brilliant form before the setback, collecting a career-high 39 disposals against Melbourne in Round 8.

In other injury news from Tigerland, defender Ricky Petterd is also scheduled to return after the bye, as he recovers from a calf strain.

Talented, young midfielder Reece Conca is considered a chance to resume this weekend after missing the past five matches with a foot injury.

And gun midfielder Brett Deledio has been cleared of any damage to his knee, after he received treatment to it during the second quarter of last Saturday night’s loss to the Bombers.