Tigers brace for more bad news after suspected injury to Jack Riewoldt


Richmond are bracing for bad news in relation to three-time Coleman medallist Jack Riewoldt, fearing that he has broken the scaphoid bone in his wrist which could lead to an extended stint on the sidelines.

Riewoldt played out Thursday night’s loss to Collingwood after landing heavily in the second quarter having flown for a mark. Following the incident, the spearhead looked to be in clear discomfort, despite battling on bravely until the end of the match.

Hitting the turf: Richmond’s Jack Riewoldt injured his wrist after attempting a mark during the round two clash against Collingwood.Credit:Wayne Ludbey

He was set to have scans on the injury, however it’s understood Richmond suspected a scaphoid injury which could leave Riewoldt sidelined for about two months.

The potential loss of their star forward would be a huge blow to the Tigers, who have already lost five-time All-Australian Alex Rance for the season with a knee injury.

Richmond have not played a game without at least one of Jack Riewoldt or Alex Rance in the side since round 9, 2009.

Cause for concern: Tigers forward holds his sore wrist after the siren sounds.

Cause for concern: Tigers forward holds his sore wrist after the siren sounds.Credit:Wayne Ludbey



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