SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 17: Former Essendon coach James Hird speaks for the first time about the Essendon doping scandal at The Ethics Centre on January 17, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. The Court of Arbitration for Sport this week upheld an appeal from the World Anti-Doping Agency against the AFL tribunal's decision to clear 34 past and present Essendon players of taking the banned substance thymosin-beta 4 while Hird was coach. The decision means those players have now been banned from the sport for 12 months. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Essendon legend James Hird has been hit by a car while riding his bike in Richmond on Wednesday afternoon.

Hird was out riding on Burnley Street before being collected by a car, and was subsequently taken to the Epworth hospital.

The 2000 Norm Smith Medallist was taken to hospital with non-life threatening wrist and knee injuries.