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Decimated Richmond start to get relief on injury front

Injury-hit Richmond are starting to get some relief with three players, including dual premiership player Jack Graham, set to return against Geelong.

Graham, along with Rhyan Mansell and Jacob Bauer, are all expected to be available for the Tigers' Saturday night trip to GMHBA Stadium - their first game in Geelong since 2017.

Forward Mansell missed Richmond's Dreamtime defeat to Essendon on Saturday night due to concussion.

Graham sat out the last two matches after hurting his hamstring in the thumping loss against the Western Bulldogs three weeks ago.

But the return of Graham will be offset by the absence of the dangerous Shai Bolton, who was concussed in the final quarter against the Bombers.

Luckless midfielder Jacob Hopper's hamstring injury is taking longer to heal than first anticipated and could be sidelined for another four weeks.

Hopper's former GWS teammate Tim Taranto is listed as up to two weeks away after the reigning Tigers' best-and-fairest winner broke his wrist at training in April.

Star forward Tom Lynch has been sidelined since badly hurting his hamstring in the round-three upset of Sydney, but is tracking to be available in two-to-three weeks.