Richmond forward Tom Lynch has been sidelined with a knee injury.
The 28-year-old is set for arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. There is no return date set yet with Richmond revealing in a statement the injury would keep Lynch out for the foreseeable future
"Richmond key forward Tom Lynch will be sidelined for the medium term with a knee injury," the statement reads.
"Scans this week revealed Lynch had torn cartilage in his right knee that would require an arthroscope to repair.
Tom Lynch will be sidelined for the medium term, after scans this week revealed he had torn cartilage in his right knee.
Rest up, Lynchy 💛https://t.co/gaC9BXV7EF
— Richmond FC 🐯🏆 (@Richmond_FC) May 26, 2021
"The 28-year-old will have the procedure this week."
Lynch's absence is a blow for the Tigers with their top-four hopes hanging by a thread.
They have battled injuries all season with experienced players missing regular football.
In positive news the Tigers could be boosted by a trio of returns with Trent Cotchin, Shai Bolton and Dion Prestia all listed as "probable" by the Tigers.
Shane Edwards still remains at least a week away however.
There have been calls for the Tigers to introduce Callum Coleman-Jones into the senior side with him booting nine goals in two games at VFL level.
Kane Lambert remains 3-5 weeks away from a return. The Tigers take on Adelaide on Sunday afternoon at the MCG.