RICHMOND'S playing stocks have taken yet another hit, with captain Trent Cotchin and defender Jayden Short injured in Saturday's disappointing 49-point loss to Greater Western Sydney.
Cotchin hurt his hamstring in the third term, while Short landed heavily in the opening minutes of the first quarter, his elbow bending at an awkward angle.
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The Tigers are already without premiership players Alex Rance (knee reconstruction), Jack Riewoldt (wrist) and Bachar Houli (hamstring), and could also be without Dustin Martin for next week's clash with Port Adelaide.
The Brownlow medallist is sure to be looked at by the Match Review Officer after he was involved in an off-the-ball incident which handed the Giants a goal in the second quarter, and let his frustrations boil over on several occasions when he clashed with his shadow for the day, Matt de Boer.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick said post-match he isn't sure how long Cotchin and Short would be missing for.
"It's disappointing but we move on, and look for someone to replace them," he said.
"That’s what presents itself these times of player loss, it gives two more players an opportunity to step up and play some games for the Richmond footy club."