Richmond’s Physical Performance Manager Peter Burge provides Richmond Media with the latest injury report, brought to you by Victor Sports.
Ivan Soldo, ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and medial ligament
“Really disappointing for the big fella, he’s going to be out for an extended period of time. He is seeing the surgeon this week and he will have surgery over the coming weeks, possibly up here on the Gold Coast.
“It’s obviously disappointing for Ivan, he was having such a great year. We will start his rehabilitation process over the coming weeks after his surgery.”
Tom Lynch, hamstring
“Tom had a very minor incident out on the far wing of the ground. He has never had a hamstring strain before, so he came to the bench saying he thinks he cramped, or something maybe a little bit worse than that.
“We did a little bit of testing and he had a little bit of a tiny nick in the hamstring, and scans have shown the same result. But it is on the minor end of the scale.
“He did some strides today running at about 50-60 per cent and had minimal awareness, so we are feeling pretty good about where that’s going to end up over the next week.”
David Astbury, knee
“David played 48 minutes in the scrimmage against Geelong on Saturday ... and it went really well.
“He is available this week for selection, whether that’s AFL or scrimmage, that’s up to the coaching group. He just needs to have another really good week of training and then we will assess his availability from there.”
Dion Prestia, ankle
“Dion’s going really well. Dion’s clocking up some kilometres, and running at a really good speed, at high speed and borderline sprint at the moment.
“He will introduce in some football skills later this week and we are planning to obviously increase that next week, and hoping if all goes well to play (him in) some sort of scrimmage practice in the bye week between the last game and the finals.”
“Shane was great today. Shane’s in great shape; he has had a long pre-season back in Melbourne and then two weeks in the quarantine hub training with the boys from the other clubs.
“He’s raring to go, he is desperate to play, and providing he has a good week of training with us, then he will be available for selection on the weekend.”