MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 24: Rising Star nominee this week Jack Higgins of the Tigers reacts during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Punt Road Oval on July 24, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Richmond have cleared Jack Higgins to return to training after he was involved in a car accident as a passenger.

It has been reported that Higgins was travelling to Chadstone in in an Uber when another vehicle hit the car he was in.

The youngster recently underwent two rounds of brain surgery and is not allowed to drive for a year after his operations.

However, Tigers football boss Neil Balme allayed any fears about his health moving forward.

“That was nothing. It was just a little dint in the car, no problems,” Balme told The Herald Sun. 

“There was no impact at all, fortunately.

“He hasn’t had to be checked, there was no problem. There was no impact at all.

“I spoke with the doc about it last night just to make sure and he said I didn’t even bother to tell you because there were no issues at all.”

Balme added that while the 20-year old had made good progress since having surgery two months ago, the club were putting no pressure on him.

“I am pretty sure he is coming in Friday to train with the boys, (we’ll) see what happens,” Balme said.

“We are just saying there is no pressure on you just see how you go, ease back into it, don’t feel any pressure on it because I think we underestimate the pressure of anyone having brain surgery.

“He got a really good report from his surgeons saying he is fine … so it’s just a matter of him getting back into the routine of training and having a go. Obviously there is some steps from the point of view of his own comfort level, but we are quite excited.

“We were always pretty optimistic that the best possible outcome was that he will be fine and it looks like that is going to happen. It’s just a matter of him getting back into training and getting back into the flow of it all.

“I’ve got little doubt that he will be pretty positive after Christmas.”