RICHMOND has suffered an enormous damage scare at coaching on Friday.
Dustin Martin got here off the monitor early and headed into the rooms, whilst his teammates finished a fit simulation consultation at the back of closed doorways at Punt Road.
Premiership small ahead Dan Rioli used to be additionally despatched for scans after hurting his finger on the consultation.
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Rioli advised AFL Media that Martin used to be coping with a corky suffered in ultimate Thursday’s Qualifying Final win over Hawthorn.
“(Martin) will be right, just a little corky, he got hit (last weekend),” Rioli stated after the consultation.
“He should be right, he’s ready to go.”
Rioli additionally required a check-up after jarring his finger all over Friday’s consultation.
“I’m just getting a little check-up, nothing too important, but I’ll be right for next week,” Rioli stated.
“It’s just a sore finger, mate.
“(It came about) at coaching nowadays, it’s just a jarring.”
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But Richmond soccer boss Neil Balme alleviated issues, mentioning that Martin is “fine”.
“Dusty did exactly what we planned for him to do. There’s nothing wrong with him at all,” he advised the Herald Sun.
“They’re all on their own programs. If they train together, it’s more of a coincidence than anything else.”
Martin has performed 22 games for the Tigers this season, averaging 25.7 disposals, 6.zero inside of 50s and 5.6 clearances — and he can be a significant loss if the Tigers had been to lose the 2017 Brownlow Medallist as they hunt back-to-back premierships.
The Tigers will play the winner of Saturday’s Collingwood and GWS Giants game on the MCG subsequent Friday evening.