Dustin Martin is inactive yet to get retired of hospital, a week aft copping a brutal whack that near the Richmond superstar with a lacerated kidney.
The Tigers broke a four-match losing streak with a triumph implicit the Brisbane Lions past Friday night, but the triumph was severely soured by the show of the Brownlow Medallist successful immense symptom connected the tract pursuing a collision with Lions hardman Mitch Robinson.
Martin, who is retired for the remainder of the AFL season, remains successful infirmary connected the Gold Coast.
"Dustin is inactive successful hospital, we are not excessively definite erstwhile he's going to travel out," said Tigers manager Damien Hardwick today.
"At this signifier it looks likely, hopefully, implicit the weekend, but we are not excessively definite astatine the moment. The doctors are inactive looking astatine him and making definite helium afloat recovers.
"He's sore. He's a precise beardown lad, but he's surely a batch much sore than helium thought helium would be. It's a important injury, which is wherefore helium won't play shot for the remainder of the year."
With important matches up against chap finals contenders Geelong and Fremantle implicit the adjacent fortnight, Martin's lack is simply a large stroke to Richmond's hopes of winning their 3rd consecutive premiership.
Hardwick said the 30-year-old was trying to woody with the season-ending wounded the champion helium can.
"The 1 happening I'd accidental astir Dustin is mentally helium handles these things precise well, helium does a batch of enactment successful that space," said Hardwick.
"He's successful arsenic bully a spot arsenic helium tin beryllium astatine present."
The incidental occurred with conscionable implicit 4 minutes near successful the 3rd 4th erstwhile Robinson charged disconnected the helping to conscionable an on-rushing Martin head-on.
Martin was incapable to get up onto his feet for respective moments arsenic helium was attended to by Richmond's aesculapian staff, earlier yet gingerly walking disconnected the ground.