Richmond injury update: Dustin Martin achieves milestone as Noah Cumberland hurt at AFL finals training
Richmond AFL famous person Dustin Martin is firming for a dramatic finals return after finishing his heaviest training load but since his hamstring injury.
However the Tigers will sweat on Noah Cumberland’s health after he suffered a decrease leg injury at training on Thursday, every week out from their elimination closing towards Brisbane.
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Martin hasn’t performed since struggling a hamstring injury in spherical 16, however is constructing in direction of a return and frolicked again in Richmond’s predominant training group as effectively as working laborious alone.
“He did a bit of training here today, and we have another session on Saturday, so hopefully he can do a bit more then,” ruckman Toby Nankervis mentioned.
“We will know more next week but, hopefully, he does (face Brisbane).
“Yeah probably (this is the most main training Martin has done) for a while.
“He’s been doing a mountain of work away from the group, he’s been training really well with the rehab group but to have him back in the main group gave everyone a really big lift.
“So hopefully more training in the next couple of days.”
Throughout match simulation, Cumberland tried to kick the ball however caught the leg of a smothering teammate.
The small ahead, who has booted 18 targets in eight video games and 12 prior to now month, was in ache and couldn’t weight bear, requiring help to go away the bottom.
Nankervis performed down Cumberland’s injury whereas the Tigers have been assured he can be OK to face the Lions.
“I missed the last bit of training but I just spoke to him briefly and I think he should be alright,” he mentioned.
“We’ll find out more this arvo but I think he should be right.”
Tom Lynch is predicted to play after being cleared of a severe groin injury however Jack Graham (toe) seems much less more likely to characteristic until Richmond make it deep into finals.
To snare a fourth premiership in six years, Richmond should take the good distance by way of an elimination closing, however triple-premiership participant Nankervis was assured the Tigers had the mettle.
“It’s different but we’ve given ourselves a chance,” Nankervis mentioned.
“Really grateful to be playing footy at this time of year.
“It’s so hard to get to the finals and give yourself a chance and I think any team within the eight is a real show, especially this year, with the evenness of the competition, which is great.
“It’s different than being in the top four but we’re still as much a chance as anyone.”
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