Scans have confirmed premiership Richmond ruckman Ivan Soldo has ruptured both his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial ligament in last night’s 26-point win over Geelong.
Soldo sustained the injury in a marking contest in the second quarter of the match.
Soldo and the Club’s medical department will seek surgical opinions for the 24-year-old next week.
Richmond General Manager – Football Performance, Tim Livingstone said he was disappointed for Soldo to finish his season this way.
“Ivan has had another outstanding season, and we commend him for his 14 AFL games this year. As a team, we’re disappointed for him to sustain a long-term injury,” he said.
“As we always do with our people, in tough times we rally around them like family, and we’ll continue to support Ivan in the coming days and months throughout his recovery journey.
“He’s a wonderful player for us, but more importantly, he’s a wonderful person to have as part of our Club. We wish him well in his recovery, and we will be with him every step of the way.”
Scans have also confirmed premiership forward Tom Lynch, sustained a hamstring strain in the third quarter of last night’s game.
Lynch will miss the Tigers’ Round 18 match against Adelaide.
He will undertake a modified training program, and the Club will be in a better position to determine his availability following Round 18.