The 30-year-old has shown tremendous consistency over the past few years which saw him receive All-Australian honors in season 2018.
Coach Damien Hardwick admits that the club is in a very interesting time with injuries aplenty and a slow start to the season.
“We’re going through a little bit of a different phase,” Hardwick told reporters on Thursday morning.
“We’ve got some players that we’re giving opportunities to that’s really exciting for us as a club moving forward.
“Are we in the position we want to be? No. But life challenges in different ways and that’s our attitude to this. You can either look at it as an obstacle or an opportunity.”
Richmond could make up to five changes for Saturday’s clash, with Hardwick confirming first-year draftee Jack Ross would make his AFL debut.
Pick 43 in last year’s draft, Ross has been renowned for his explosiveness and physical presence in contests which has allowed him to be labelled as a ready-made AFL prospect, according to the club.