MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 22: Sam Banks of the Tigers kicks the ball ahead of Tyler Brockman of the Hawks during the 2023 AFL Round 19 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Hawthorn Hawks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 22, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

A burgeoning Richmond duo reportedly left the training track early on Friday after picking up suspected ailments.

Half-back-flanker Sam Banks and livewire forward Judson Clarke were each forced to depart Punt Road Oval early during Friday's pre-season session.

According to a Herald Sun report on Friday, Clarke left early after sustaining an apparent shoulder issue in a collision but 'appeared to be fine', while Banks 'limped' off the field following a lower leg injury.

The burgeoning Banks, who hails from the Apple Isle, played six impressive senior games this season after failing to appear during his 2022 maiden campaign, while Clarke appeared 13 times for the Tigers at the senior level in 2023.

Judson Clarke during Richmond's open training on December 20, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes/Zero Digital Sports)

In positive news for the Richmond faithful, embattled youngster Josh Gibcus registered a strong running session on Friday.

The key-defending Gibcus, a top-ten draft selection by Richmond in 2021, recently visited a specialist in Qatar in hopes of resolving a burdensome hamstring complaint that kept him out of the entirety of the 2023 season.

2023 draftees Kane McAuliffe and Liam Fawcett, both South Australians, also appeared at Friday's session after flying in from their home state on Thursday evening.