Richmond may look at resting a number of players from their VFL Grand Final on Sunday, following a pair of injuries sustained in their AFL Preliminary Final win on Friday night against the Cats.
Jack Graham dislocated his shoulder in the opening term, but managed to play out the remainder of the game after some treatment.
Nathan Broad was knocked out late in the third quarter following a collision with teammate Jayden Short, and didn’t return to the field after being helped off in the hands of the trainers.
Richmond could look at resting Dan Butler, Jack Ross and Marlion Pickett from their grand final on Sunday, as the trio were named among the emergencies for the Geelong clash.
Damien Hardwick spoke about the potential to rest players, suggesting they’ll know more on Saturday in the aftermath of the injuries.
“It’s a strong possibility,” Hardwick said on Friday evening.
“We’ll go back tonight and figure it out. We’re not too sure with Jack … and Nathan was obviously ruled out with concussion. (But) we’ve got an eight-day break, so we’ll assess those guys and give you the information as soon as we’ve got it.”
Sydney Stack could be a handy replacement for the Tigers, although following a recent injury layoff, will need to prove his fitness in Sunday’s VFL match in order to put his hand up for selection.