during the round seven AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Fremantle Dockers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

Richmond midfielder Dion Prestia may miss his side’s round eight clash with North Melbourne after injuring his calf against Fremantle.

Prestia had it iced up in the third quarter and did not return to the game. The Tigers will anxiously await scans during the week.

“It’s low-level. Where it sits, we’re not too sure,” coach Damien Hardwick told reporters post-match.

“He didn’t play any further part in the game so it’s probably an indication that he might miss next week but we’ll wait and see what the scans say. He’s reasonably confident, as all players are in these sort of situations.”

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In better news, Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin is expected to return next week after being a late withdrawal against the Dockers due to a lingering knee injury.

“He’ll be fine,” Hardwick said.

“It was a last-minute thing. We spoke on the phone this morning. He’s got a bit of fluid around his calf … just from blood from that knee, that PCL-type thing where he ran into the post.

“He could have played with it but it’s one of those ailments where if he did play, it probably would have affected something else – a groin or something along the lines. We thought we’d just make it a one-week injury instead of pushing the envelope.

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“It’ll disperse and he’ll be fine for this week, no doubt at all.”