Jack Riewoldt could play for Richmond against Melbourne on Anzac Day eve, according to coach Damien Hardwick.
The Tigers meet the Demons at the MCG on Wednesday night and may welcome their Coleman Medal-winning forward back into a side that was its past two games.
Riewoldt sustained a small fracture of his radius and a ruptured ligament in his wrist in the Round 2 loss to Collingwood but is on the verge of returning 27 days after the injury.
“I’d say he’s highly likely at this stage,” said Hardwick after Saturday night’s win over Sydney.
“He ran and trained today (Saturday). He’ll have another session with our development squad and then I’d say he’d suit up.
“He’s highly likely to play.”
Richmond captain Trent Cotchin is currently sidelined with a hamstring issue suffered against GWS in Round 3 and won't play against Melbourne.
He is expected back for the Round 7 clash with the Western Bulldogs on Saturday, May 4.
“He won’t play on Wednesday. I think he’s highly probable for the Bulldogs game,” Hardwick said of Cotchin.
The Tigers are 11th on the ladder with a 3-2 record after five matches while the Demons sit 16th with a record of 1-4 following their loss to St Kilda on Saturday.