Richmond star Tom Lynch has been dominated out of Friday evening’s AFL qualifying remaining in opposition to Brisbane with a hamstring damage.
The key ahead accomplished a light-weight coaching session with teammates on Monday, after which coach Damien Hardwick declared Lynch’s progress regarded “promising”.
But the Tigers determined hours later it might be too huge a danger to play Lynch on the Gabba on Friday evening, three weeks to the day for the reason that damage.
“Collectively, we feel that Tom isn’t quite ready to return to play this week,” Richmond soccer efficiency supervisor Tim Livingstone stated.
“We are confident we’ve made the right decision for both Tom and the team heading into this finals series.”
Lynch seems prone to return in Richmond’s second remaining, whereas Mabior Chol and Josh Caddy are main the race to fill in for the Tigers’ main goal-kicker this week.
It will come all the way down to a query of construction as Hardwick weighs up what number of tall forwards to take into the match.
“We’ve got an ideal look that it may be, but that’s not to say that it won’t differ with different personnel with those guys coming back,” Hardwick stated.
“We’re working our way through that at this stage.”
Hardwick has no issues about throwing Dion Prestia straight right into a high-pressure remaining after a three-month damage lay-off.
Prestia went via problems after surgical procedure on his ankle syndesmosis damage and has not performed a senior match since spherical 5.
But the Tigers’ reigning best-and-fairest has impressed at coaching and in match simulation over the previous few days has been cleared to play in opposition to Brisbane.
“He was very good in our scrimmage that we had on the weekend and trained strongly again today,” Hardwick stated.
“He hasn’t performed for a protracted time frame however he’s received a good base behind him.
“He’s been within the system for 10-odd years, so he’s received understanding of what he can and might’t do.
“The shortened quarters and the same numbers of interchange will certainly be of benefit, but we’re very confident he’ll play a good brand of footy for us.”