Richmond is sweating on the fitness of four key players, compounding what was already a horrid night for the Tigers, going down to the Kangaroos by 70 points in Hobart last night.
Defender Dylan Grimes injured his hamstring during the warm up, with Troy Chaplin, who was in the stands ready to watch the match, a late inclusion.
Steven Morris suffered what appears to be a serious knee injury. Nick Vlastuin suffered a concussion and Ben Griffiths went off the field with an ankle injury.
However, despite the mounting injury list and the loss leaving the Tigers with just four wins from the opening 11 rounds, coach Damien Hardwick believes his side can still reach the finals.
“We are still firmly of the belief that if we get everything right we can challenge for the top eight,” Hardwick said on Melbourne’s SEN Radio.
“It is going to be incredibly tough (but) we’ve done it before.
“We’ll back ourselves in and give ourselves every chance.
“We’re disappointed with the way we are playing at the moment — but I guarantee we will get better.”
The Tigers are currently $6.00 to make the top eight with TopSport.