Triple premiership defender Bachar Houli remains in the rehab group and is progressing to full fitness as he overcomes the calf injury he sustained in the Grand Final. Ivan Soldo started running for the first time last week, just four months after rupturing his ACL. Second-year forward Noah Cumberland is ahead of schedule in the recovery from his ACL last May but is at least three months away from being considered match-ready.
Flag hero Dustin Martin turned heads on return to pre-season two weeks ago, winning the forwards' six-minute maximum-effort run. Wingman Kamdyn McIntosh has wasted little time, returning to his best running times after his second premiership.
Gun midfielder Dion Prestia has returned in fine fettle after working back from a serious ankle injury to play in last year's premiership. Given the former Sun has had numerous interrupted summers, it's a promising sign for January.
AAMI Community Series
TBC. The revised fixture and ticketing for those games is yet to be released.
Our build-up to Round 1 will now feature one pre-season practice match and one AAMI Community Series game, with fixtures yet to be released.https://t.co/NZOHtoDKK3— Richmond FC ???? (@Richmond_FC) January 24, 2021
And another thing...
Daniel and Maurice Rioli jnr will return to Punt Road this week after being granted extra leave in Northern Territory to attend to a family matter.