MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 07: Dustin Martin and Maurice Rioli of the Tigers celebrate a goal during the round eight AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Collingwood Magpies at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 07, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Richmond midfielder Dustin Martin was subbed out of Sunday's battle with the Eagles with hamstring awareness.

The Tigers took a conservative approach with their superstar, with the niggle forcing the Brownlow medallist out for a majority of the second half.

The veteran Tiger had recorded 17 disposals and a goal prior to being replaced by medical substitute Kane Lambert midway through the third term.

Martin made his return from illness last week for Richmond's clash with Geelong despite concerns over his fitness.

Meanwhile, West Coast's Elliot Yeo's frustrating 2022 campaign was only been compounded after the star Eagle was subbed also subbed out of the match.

The Eagles pulled the trigger on their substitution early into the third stanza after he too suffered a hamstring issue.

Recruit Sam Petrevski-Seton was brought into the game, with the Eagles looking to claw themselves back into the contest.

Sunday's affair was only Yeo's fifth appearance of the year after battling a calf issue and facing suspension in the WAFL.