PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12: David Astbury of the Tigers handballs during the round eight AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Richmond Tigers at Optus Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Richmond will be without defender David Astbury and wingman Brandon Ellis for their clash with Geelong on Friday night, after the pair suffered injuries against North Melbourne last weekend.

Damien Hardwick spoke to the media on Thursday morning, and confirmed the pair wouldn’t be available for selection.

Astbury suffered a minor hamstring injury last Friday, while Ellis has a minor groin worry.

Hardwick believes the pair will only miss one week, and should be ready to return ahead of their clash with Adelaide in round 13.

The Tigers’ coach also confirmed Daniel Rioli would be considered for a recall, after a strong week on the training track.