Richmond can confirm Tom Lynch, Toby Nankervis and Dion Prestia will have surgery today on injuries suffered in yesterday’s win over Melbourne.
Lynch will have minor surgery on a fractured hand, and will travel to the Gold Coast this evening to join the Tigers in the Gold Coast hub.
The Club will assess Lynch’s availability for selection during the week.
Prestia and Nankervis will have ankle surgery after both suffering syndesmosis injuries in yesterday’s match.
Both players will remain in Melbourne to recover and rehabilitate their injuries.
Nankervis and Prestia’s injuries are both medium term, and the Club will have more information on their recovery timelines following their surgeries.
Trent Cotchin has a minor hamstring strain, and will miss this weekend’s match.
With the Club’s full support, Bachar Houli and Shane Edwards have both opted to remain in Melbourne for family reasons.
“The injuries from yesterday’s game gave us some challenges, but we’re working our way through them, and we’re really excited for us as a group to get away together,” Richmond’s General Manager – Football Performance, Tim Livingstone said.
“We’ve made arrangements for Tom to travel to the Gold Coast this evening. We will see how he recovers throughout the week and make a call on his availability for this weekend’s game.
“We send our congratulations to Bachar and Rouba for the safe arrival of their new son, Mohamed, and wish Shane and his partner, Samantha well as they prepare for the arrival of their first child.”