Tiger ace Martin to return to AFL action

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick states you will find some doubt about the output of Dustin Martin when he returns from illness for Saturday’s AFL clash versus Geelong.

The Tiger ace skipped very last week’s get in opposition to Carlton mainly because of a negative bout of ‘flu which Hardwick claims knocked Martin about.

“How he will come out, we are not far too sure,” Hardwick advised reporters on Wednesday.

“But we are fairly self-assured it (Martin’s finest) is not also much away.

“What we have got to realise, the degree of expectation on Dustin is incredibly large.

“The way he performs the video game even at 60 per cent is considerably earlier mentioned almost certainly most, to be honest.

“He has been playing his job. We have been successful video games with him taking part in that rol. Just him staying in the facet is a reward for us.”

Key defender Robbie Tarrant is also a probability to front in opposition to the Cats despite a hand personal injury suffered in last Thursday’s earn over the Blues.

“He’s a tough bugger,” Hardwick claimed of Tarrant.

“He did that harm in the initially 3 to four minutes and received an injection, had a plate inserted on the Friday or Saturday.

“He is wanting most likely at the minute.”

Hardwick said a collection call on Tarrant would be left to the last feasible instant.

“It can be not the ideal matter to glimpse at, to be reasonable, his hand at the minute,” he stated.

“But obviously with the plates in there it does make it much better.

“He has just obtained to experience comfy ample to engage in and if he is, we will select him.

“He’s a male with great working experience, has been all around these kinds of factors just before, so he will have a greater being familiar with than most about what is essential to get the job carried out.”

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