Richmond will be without defender Jayden Short for the coming weeks after a hamstring injury ended his evening against Brisbane on Friday, while the Lions have come away from their 81-point win with a trio of injury concerns of their own.

The Tigers were forced into a number of selection shuffles across the week after losing Dion Prestia to a calf issue just prior to their trip to Brisbane, while Dustin Martin would also miss the venture north due to illness and would be a late out in Andrew McQualter's plans.

Recruit Jacob Hopper did make his return from an ankle injury that has kept him sidelined for close to two months, however his return came on a night when Short was subbed out due to a worrying hamstring complaint.

Speaking after the loss McQualter confirmed Short will undergo scans on the injury and is expected to require weeks out of action before a return.

"Yeah he's hurt his hamstring, obviously bad enough to come off straight away," McQualter said of Short.

"I imagine it'll be a few weeks. We'll scan and see how we go."

McQualter did confirm Martin is expected to return from illness for next week's matchup with Sydney on Thursday. Prestia's return is no guarantee, with the premiership Tiger listed under a "short term" recovery.

The Tigers weren't the only side to come away from Thursday night's clash at the Gabba with casualties as Lions utility Callum Ah Chee had his night brought to an abrupt end due to concussion.

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An attempted tackle on Richmond's Nathan Broad left Ah Chee on the ground and requiring assistance from club trainers, with the Brisbane coach Chris Fagan confirming the 25-year-old will enter the AFL's concussion protocols and miss next week's game against West Coast.

Fagan said the setback for Ah Chee was "a real pity", with the hampered Lion finding form after an interrupted past 12 months.

"He's got a concussion. It's a little concussion, it was only for a moment, but it's enough to keep him out for next week," Fagan told reporters.

"It's a real pity, because every time he comes in something happens to him. I thought his second half tonight he was really starting to get going.

"He's just gonna have to miss a week then hopefully we can get him back into the team. There was a lot to like about what he did tonight."

The Lions will assess star recruit Josh Dunkley (corked calf) and Jack Payne (soreness) in the coming days but will bank on a nine-day turnaround for their matchup with the Eagles at the Gabba in Round 17.

Fagan said Dunkley is expected to face West Coast, having been subbed out of the Richmond clash as a precaution after suffering a knock to his calf.

"I think he'll be fine," Fagan told SEN on Friday morning.

"We've got nine days until we play West Coast and it just looked like he was hobbling a bit. We had Darcy Fort sitting there and we had enough midfielders that we could shift around.

"It made sense to take him off. I said to him at three-quarter time I reckon he should come off for a spell. He's a good team man and he would've hated not being on the ground for the last quarter.

"He plays the game as hard as anyone Josh, so missing a quarter of footy will be good for him."

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Josh Dunkley of the Lions handballs during the round two AFL match between Brisbane Lions and Melbourne Demons at The Gabba, on March 24, 2023, in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Payne will also be tested through next week after pulling up sore from the win, with Fagan hopeful in his playing prospects for next week.

"He was a little bit sore late. Very, very late in the game I noticed the same thing," Fagan said of his breakout defender.

"The medical staff say he'll be okay, but we'll just check on him during the week."

Brisbane will host West Coast next week at the Gabba on Saturday. July 8.