Deledio likely to miss Hawks clash

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has all but put a line through injured star Brett Deledio for Sunday’s game against Hawthorn.

Hardwick remains hopefully of getting his playmaker back before the end of the season.

“He’s probably highly unlikely at this stage, we’ll obviously give him every chance,” Hardwick said at Punt Rd.

“He’s such a valuable player we don’t want to put him at risk for further injury so it’s unlikely at this stage.”

Deledio sustained a calf injury in last week’s win over Essendon.