Richmond recruit Chris Yarran will miss the next six weeks due to a foot injury.

After scans and advice from the club’s medical staff this week, the club opted to send Yarran in for minor surgery to repair the plantar fascia tissue in his left foot.

“Chris has worked extremely hard on his fitness over the pre-season,” Richmond’s General Manager of Football, DanRichardson said.

“While this is a setback following a solid block of training over the past month in particular, the positive is that the surgery has a high success rate, and we look forward to Chris playing his best football for us once he fully recovers.

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“At this stage, we expect this to be a six-week injury, but we’ll await further medical advice post-surgery.”