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Tigers deny speculation Dusty Martin could leave AFL permanently as he struggles with father’s death

Tigers are compelled to deny speculation Dustin Martin could leave footy PERMANENTLY as ‘final three weeks see him battle to deal with his dad’s sudden death’

  • Martin has been dominated out of Sunday’s match in opposition to the GWS Giants
  • He is on indefinite personal leave and missed all coaching classes this week
  • The three-time Norm Smith medal winner is ‘struggling with his father’s death’
  • The Tigers have denied that Martin could stroll away from the AFL ceaselessly 

Richmond have been left to deny speculation Dustin Martin could stroll away from the AFL ceaselessly as the celebrity stays on indefinite leave and can miss Sunday’s conflict with the GWS Giants.

Martin requested personal leave this week and is reportedly struggling following the death of his father Shane within the low season. 

He was formally dominated out of their spherical two match in opposition to the Giants on Friday and there’s no timeline for his return.

Martin is reportedly struggling to come to terms with the death of his father Shane (pictured together) and has taken personal leave from Richmond for an indefinite period

Martin is reportedly struggling to come back to phrases with the death of his father Shane (pictured collectively) and has taken personal leave from Richmond for an indefinite interval

Martin was not current at coaching on Tuesday or Thursday and he was not at his elite greatest within the Tiger’s spherical one loss to Carlton.

His absence has sparked rumours that Martin may not return this season or could even stroll away from AFL permanently. 

However, club officials hosed down that speculation on Friday and don’t anticipate Martin to be out for an prolonged interval. 

Coach Damien Hardwick stated on Thursday that Martin was dealing with ‘just a few personal points’ and that the workforce didn’t know if he would be capable of play this weekend.

‘We will not shut the door, however we simply need to ensure that Dustin’s OK … we’re a soccer membership and it is essential to win video games however the well being and wellbeing of our gamers is our No.1 precedence,’ he stated.

‘He is so essential to the material of our footy membership.’

Martin had 21 disposals for the Tigers in round one against Carlton and looked to have completely recovered from major surgery to repair a lacerated kidney.

Martin had 21 disposals for the Tigers in spherical one in opposition to Carlton and seemed to have fully recovered from main surgical procedure to restore a lacerated kidney.

Physically, Martin is okay. He had low season surgical procedure for a lacerated kidney that dominated him out of the ultimate 5 rounds in 2021. He has totally recovered from that surgical procedure.

 The triple Norm Smith medalist has been besieged by grief since his father and greatest Shane Martin died in December of a suspected coronary heart assault in his native New Zealand.

Shaun Martin was deported from Australia in 2016 on the grounds of unhealthy character and was a member of the Rebels outlaw bike gang.

Martin was extremely close to his father and struggled with not being able to see him during Covid restrictions after Shane was deported from Australia for bad character.

Martin was extraordinarily near his father and struggled with not having the ability to see him throughout Covid restrictions after Shane was deported from Australia for unhealthy character.

The grieving course of for his father has severely affected Martin over the previous three weeks, in accordance with sources near the 2017 Brownlow medalist.

They have additionally acknowledged that Martin has struggled for motivation to coach or play and has remoted himself throughout that tough time.

Richmond might be considerably weaker with out Martin on Sunday. The workforce will already be lacking key midfielder Dion Prestia with a hamstring damage as properly as key ahead Jack Riewoldt with a thumb damage. 

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