Richmond forward Tom Lynch will likely miss just one AFL game after scans revealed his hamstring injury was not as severe as first thought.
The 27-year-old has already resumed running and is on track to play in the Tigers’ qualifying final with a crucial league bye to follow round 18.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says Lynch will be available for the start of the Tigers’ fourth straight finals campaign, barring any mishap.
“Our guys have been really positive with Tom; his scan came back on the minor side so he’s running now,” Hardwick told reporters on Thursday.
“He’s doing some strength training so (my) understanding is he’ll be available for the first week of finals.
“He’s really important to us so we’ll make sure he’s right to go so we…