Richmond are hopeful premiership defender Jayden Short won't miss more than just the club's Anzac Day eve game on Wednesday night following a minor calf issue sustained in Round 5.

Short was subbed out of the defeat to West Coast after damaging his soleus, with the dashing defender to be back running at training over the weekend in a bid to return in Round 8.

The Tigers have put a line through the backman's chances of facing the Demons next week, with Short's timeline potentially allowing the 28-year-old to be fit in time for the club's clash with Fremantle early next month.

The 11-day turnaround will give Short a chance to be fit for the Round 8 meeting, with the Tigers confirming he's some chance to miss just the one match following the club's bye this week.

"It's a pretty minor soleus injury. He's going to be back running tomorrow and we're hoping he'll only miss one, maybe two games max," Richmond physical performance manager Luke Meehan said in a club update.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 29: Jayden Short of the Tigers kicks the ball during the 2022 AFL Round 07 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Richmond Tigers at Optus Stadium on April 29, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

The Tigers could regain former captain Dylan Grimes (wrist) and midfielder Jacob Hopper (knee), with the pair needing to prove their fitness ahead of the mid-week match with Melbourne.

Hopper hasn't played since Round 1, while Grimes has also missed multiple matches due to his hindered wrist.

"'Hops' has been working really hard over the bye and has a couple of important training sessions to go. But at this stage, he is expected to play on Wednesday," Meehan said.

"Dylan's looking good to play next week, as long as he gets through the next couple of training sessions."

Richmond could regain Noah Balta (knee), James Trezise (ankle) and Jacob Bauer (hamstring) in the next month, while veteran onballer Dion Prestia is three weeks away from a return from his own hamstring issue.

Midfield pair Jack Ross (foot) and Tim Taranto (wrist) are eight weeks away from returns, while Tom Lynch (hamstring) still requires up to 12 weeks of recovery.

Richmond host Melbourne at the MCG on Wednesday night to open Round 7, with the Tigers still chasing their second win under new coach Adem Yze.