RICHMOND draftee Jack Graham has been placed on the club's long-term injury list after suffering a fractured ankle.
The big-bodied inside midfielder hurt his left ankle at training earlier this week, with scans revealing a small fracture that is expected to sideline the 19-year-old for eight weeks.
It was another unfortunate setback for the South Australian, who had been building momentum after recently overcoming a hamstring problem that had limited his first pre-season at Punt Road.
Hailing from Tea Tree Gully in South Australia, Graham was selected with the Tigers' second pick – at No. 53 overall – in last year's NAB AFL Draft.
Richmond believes Graham is something of a draft steal, given he captained South Australia in the 2016 national under-18 championships and won the Larke Medal as best player in division one.
A fierce competitor, he also earned All-Australian selection after averaging 25 disposals, five clearances and five tackles in the carnival.
The youngster joins ruckman Shaun Hampson (back) on the Tigers' long-term injury list.