Richmond forward Ben Griffiths suffered a dislocated shoulder during Sunday’s VFL match against Collingwood at the Swinburne Centre, but the injury will likely not require surgery.
The injury-prone tall sustained the shoulder injury early in Richmond’s loss to the Pies, and was helped off the field and didn’t return for the remainder of the game.
The 25-year-old will begin rehabbing on the injury soon, although the club can’t confirm the length of his injury spell.
It was just his second game back after repeated concussions earlier on this season, after playing just one half of VFL football two weeks ago.
“The Club’s medical and fitness staff have done a great job managing Ben this year and they will continue to work closely with him during his rehab,” Richmond general manager of football Neil Balme told richmondfc.com.au.
“Ben is a very determined person and we hope to see him back on the track soon.”
Griffiths has played limited football in 2017, and after suffering a concussion in round two of the AFL season, the forward sustained another head knock in his VFL return two weeks later before spending over two months on the sidelines as a precaution.
In some positive injury news, midfielder Anthony Miles is a chance to return against the Gold Coast on Saturday night, after missing the Tigers’ win over GWS last weekend with a minor medial ligament sprain.
Miles was a late withdrawal from Sunday’s match with the Giants after playing in Richmond’s win over Brisbane the week before, and will undergo a test this week to determine if he is available for selection.