Richmond suffered a triple injury blow during the club's 23-point VFL loss to Footscray on Saturday afternoon, with veteran defender Robbie Tarrant the most notable of the trio.

Tarrant was initially set to use the reserves fixture at Punt Road to springboard his return into Damien Hardwick's senior side after nursing a hip injury, however, the 33-year-old failed to make it through the affair.

Speaking to 3AW, Andrew Wu of The Age reported that the former Roo was unable to see out more than 10 minutes of his return to action.

"He didn't last very long in his comeback game," Wu said on air.

"He was going to be on reduced minutes, but he only lasted about 5 to 10 minutes.

"I'm not too sure if it's a fresh issue or a reaggravation, but at the very least, that is going to set him back a week in terms if the minutes that he missed playing today."

The Tigers also suffered setbacks elsewhere on the park with Wu reporting that fledgling defender Bigoa Nyuon ended the afternoon in a moonboot and recently signed forward Kaelan Bradtke exited the game with a finger injury.

Richmond are yet to officially report on the trifecta of set backs.

Hardwick's men are currently facing the Western Bulldogs at the MCG, with former skipper Trent Cotchin lining up as the Tigers' tactical sub after being pulled from the earlier game at the last minute.