Richmond’s Physical Performance Manager Peter Burge provides Richmond Media with the latest injury report, brought to you by Victor Sports.
Nick Vlastuin, knee
"During the game, Nick came off the ground and was in quite a bit of pain with his knee, which we think was a hyperextension incident where he was trying to kick the ball off the ground and did not make contact with the ball.
“He came off the ground and he was in a lot of pain and he could barely walk down the stairs into the race into the doctor's rooms.
“Initially we were not too sure what was going on. We thought it could have been a significant corky above his knee, but subsequently, we (also) thought it could be something more sinister (like) structural damage or some kind of subluxation in his knee joint.
“The scans the next day showed he had a little bit of fluid in his knee, but he had squashed the fat pad in his knee and it bled quite a bit, hence his restriction.
“He could not bend his knee at all when he was assessed and we were assessing him for up to 10 minutes, trying tape and various things.
“He definitely was no good to go back out on the ground to play the rest of the game.
“He has been pretty sore over the weekend and has only started walking normally today, so we are hopeful that by the end of the week he would be able to be back in some sort of jogging and running and we will be able to assess how he progresses from there.""
Trent Cotchin, illness
“Trent will full train this week. He had a bout of gastro the day before the game unfortunately and we gave him up until lunchtime on the day of the game to see if he improved.
“Trent over the weekend resumed some training and on Sunday did a pretty lengthy conditioning session, so we actually got some work into him on Sunday and he will resume normal training this week and be available for selection on Sunday."
Bachar Houli, calf
“Bachar has had a really good couple of weeks, he has strung together some really high-intensity sessions of good duration as well.
“He is resuming training with the group this week, with the aim of going back into full training this weekend (and) next week (and then) being available for round three.
“At what level we are a bit unsure at this stage, but we would like to get two full weeks of football training into Bachar given the interruptions we have had.
“It is looking really good and we can’t wait to see Bachar out there shortly.”