Richmond Tigers Training Session
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Tom Lynch is seen during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Metricon Stadium on August 20, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

Richmond have ruled out star forward Tom Lynch for Friday night’s qualifying final against Brisbane.

Lynch suffered a hamstring injury during his side’s Round 17 win over Geelong a fortnight ago and is not yet ready to return.

He has been a modified training program this week with hopes to to progress to a full training load next week.

“Collectively, we feel that Tom isn’t quite ready to return to play this week,” Tigers General Manager of Football Performance Tim Livingstone told the club website.

“We are confident we’ve made the right decision for both Tom, and the team heading into this finals series.”

In other injury news, star midfielder Dion Prestia and Shai Botlon are both expected to line-up this week.

Richmond face the Lions at the Gabba on Friday night at 7.50pm AEST.