RICHMOND premiership star Shaun Grigg has suffered a further setback, developing a hip issue alongside his knee injury.

Grigg has yet to play a game this year after being sidelined with a joint problem in his knee.

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The club told the 31-year-old developed the issue while managing his knee injury, and it is difficult to tell if the two are related.

Richmond physical performance manager Peter Burge told on Monday Grigg would continue to be out of action for quite some time. 

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"Currently with Shaun, we're dealing with the hip issue and we're looking at different avenues of how to progress that and get to a level where he can increase his intensity in training," Burge said. 

"But it's certainly probably not going to be in the short term. We're probably looking still at the long term and getting him right and back with the group."

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The 214-game veteran is out of contract at the end of the year, having signed a one-year deal in September 2018.

Meanwhile, skipper Trent Cotchin is expected to miss games against Western Bulldogs, Fremantle and Hawthorn with the club taking an extra-cautious approach to his hamstring injury. 

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He is a chance to also miss the Dreamtime at the 'G clash with Essendon in round 10.

Cotchin first suffered the injury in the round three loss to Greater Western Sydney and has already missed three matches.

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"Right now, we've just put Trent back into a bit of a holding pattern," Burge said.

"We'll keep him at about 70-80 per cent speed in the program, and then we'll carefully make that progression to about 85-90-95 per cent full speed over the next couple of weeks. 

"[It's] very hard to put a timeframe on it. It certainly won't be short term, in the next week or two, but I'd be fairly confident in three to four weeks that we’ll see him back on the park."