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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 15: Tom J. Lynch of the Tigers looks on during the Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Adelaide Oval on October 15, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

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.

"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.

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