Richmond’s Tom Lynch undergoes knee surgery in the last Tigers’ AFL injury

Richmond’s spear Tom Lynch has knee surgery in another blow to the far-flung Tigers’ AFL Premiership defense.

Lynch is the latest Richmond star to add to the injury list after a scan showed a ruptured cartilage in his right knee.

The 28-year-old will have an arthroscope this week, the Tigers said in a statement, adding that he will be given a “medium term” bias.

Such injuries keep players out for at least a week.

Lynch has scored 1 goal this season and is aiming for a goal against the Brisbane Lions.

Back-to-back rimming premiers are leading in ninth place with a record of Friday – 5 wins and losses. Falling into the Lions last Friday night at 2:28 p.m.

But Richmond are set to recapture three-time Premiership captain Trent Cochin and fellow midfielders Aces Dion Prestia and Shy Bolton for the clash with Adelaide at the MCG this Sunday.

Shane Edwards is not far behind for a comeback but Ken Lambert can’t be back, at least in Round 11 after the Tigers’ bye.

AAP

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