Richmond Tigers have confirmed they could be without Tom Lynch for up to three weeks after the star forward picked a hamstring injury against Essendon at the weekend.
The Tigers are priced at 13/1 to win the 2022 AFL grand final and will be keen to get Lynch back in action sooner rather than later.
Thankfully for the Tigers the injury is not a severe one and Lynch should not be out for too long. They will not be taking any risks though and the former Gold Coast star will only return when he is fully fit.
Lynch has been in great form this season when booting 31 goals in 10 games to leave him second in the Coleman Medal standings. Just two goals behind Carlton’s Charlie Curnow.
"He's obviously not playing this week, but post-bye we'll have to make the decision as to how quickly we return, if we give him an extra week or how that plays out. But we're certainly doing a fair bit of investigation and looking at his program,” Richmond physical performance manager Peter Burge told the club’s website.
"But it's not going to be a long injury, it's just how we calculate the timeframe and when he's safe to return so that he stays returned and we don't have another problem."
Meanwhile Burge has also reported that Kane Lambert’s hip is “really sore” after playing four games on the bounce and will sit out this weekend’s game against the Sydney Swans.
It will then be the bye and Lambert hopes to return against Port Adelaide on 9th June.