Richmond's horror run has continued with ruckman Ivan Soldo ruled out of Thursday night's AFL clash with Adelaide after succumbing to a virus.
Soldo joins skipper Trent Cotchin and star veteran Shane Edwards, who were both forced out of the side to face the Crows at Adelaide Oval with hamstring injuries.
The injury-hit Tigers have turned to Mabior Chol to help shoulder the ruck burden, the 22-year-old in for his first AFL game since his debut in round 23, 2016.
Richmond are seventh on the ladder with a 7-5 record but are limping into their bye with 15 players on a lengthy injury list.
Dustin Martin will captain the side in the absence of Cotchin and Edwards, with leadership group members Jack Riewoldt (PCL) and Alex Rance (ACL) already sidelined.
The Tigers, who will be looking to avoid a third loss on the trot, will also be without players of the calibre of Toby Nankervis (adductor), David Astbury (ankle), Nick Vlastuin (hip) and Kane Lambert (Achilles).
Damien Hardwick brought in premiership duo Nathan Broad and Brandon Ellis and winger Connor Menadue for the clash and dropped Jacob Townsend, while the Adelaide named an unchanged side.
Cotchin missed a seven-game stretch with a hamstring injury this season but football chief Neil Balme moved to allay fears he had suffered a recurrenceRead More – Source