Tigers rocked by double injury blow
Richmond Tigers could have lost Ivan Soldo for 12 months, while Tom Lynch is also facing a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
The Tigers continue to gather momentum ahead of the finals with a victory over Geelong on Friday night, but it came at a cost with the double injury blow.
Soldo's injury is the most severe as it looks as though he may have torn an anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee after landing awkwardly following a marking collision just before half-time.
The ruckman did not reappear for the rest of night and speaking after the game, coach Damien Hardwick revealed he feared the worst.
Such an injury usually means a 12-month spell on the sidelines, and the Tigers are now waiting to hear the full extent of the damage.
The injury to Lynch is not as bad, but he still faces a race against time to be ready for the finals.
"Soldo we think has got a significant knee injury, we'll wait to confirm that via scans which is disappointing. He's been such an important player for us over the course of this year and last," Hardwick said.
"Tom's got a hamstring, we're not quite sure of the severity of that at the moment, he'll probably have scans on that on Monday also.
"They're two big losses but we think we've got some players who can step up and fill the void. It provides opportunity [to] some guys back at our hub."
The Tigers now just need to beat the Adelaide Crows to ensure their place in the top four.
The Tigers are priced at 1/14 to finish in the top four.
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