Tigers superstar Martin battling sickness

AFL celebrity Dustin Martin is doubtful for Richmond’s blockbuster clash with Carlton as he battles sickness.

The Tigers will be out for redemption versus the Blues on Thursday evening just after getting rid of to their rivals for the initially time in nine a long time in round a single at the MCG.

But Richmond might have to do it without the need of their three-time Norm Smith medallist.

“He’s bought a little bit of a lurgy at the instant,” Tigers mentor Damien Hardwick told Fox Footy’s AFL 360.

“He failed to train (on Monday), he’s not especially nicely at the second as there is a bit of flu likely about.

“He’s obtained a pair of times to get greater, and with any luck , with some treatment he will get up and about.

“He is probably uncertain so we’ll hold out and see how he goes.

“He is a truthful beast, Dustin, so a 30 for each cent Dustin Martin is however likely far better than most.”

Martin has been again to his rampaging ideal considering the fact that returning from a six-game stint on the sidelines thanks to private depart.

Richmond will enter the spherical 14 come across in ninth on the ladder with a 7-5 history just after edging Port Adelaide by 12 points very last Thursday evening.

The likely loss of Martin could be partly offset by the feasible return of star forward Tom Lynch, who is in line to play just after lacking a few weeks with a hamstring harm.

Carlton are flying at 9-3 and are pushing to break through for their first finals physical appearance considering the fact that 2013.

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