Kane Cornes doubles down on bold Dustin Martin claim

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Kane Cornes isn’t backing down from his claims surrounding Richmond superstar Dustin Martin.

The erstwhile Port Adelaide subordinate turned media property ruffled feathers erstwhile helium suggested the three-time premiership subordinate should bent up the boots.

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Cornes called for Martin to locomotion distant from the crippled astatine the extremity of the 2024 play and spell retired connected apical without immoderate questions implicit his spot successful the AFL.

“I conscionable deliberation it’s clip successful presumption of there’s thing near for him to achieve,” Cornes said connected SEN Sportsday.

“Does Dustin Martin privation to spell done that and past person questions implicit his signifier similar helium volition get similar Buddy Franklin had erstwhile helium played astir apt 1 much twelvemonth (than helium possibly should have)? Just similar Scott Pendlebury is facing present to a lesser extent.”

Cornes was challenged connected his stance connected Footy Classified, but isn’t of softening his stance helium doubled down.

“Is helium prepared to excavation successful for different pre-season astatine the property of 33,” Cornes said.

“In a rebuilding radical who is astir apt going to suffer each 3rd week, that’s the question you’ve got to ask.

“It’s poignant due to the fact that it’s crippled 300, it would springiness him the top nonstop disconnected ever. He’s going to beryllium a fable of the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

“He’s done everything what much is determination for him to crook up connected a Monday. Is helium motivated to bash that … I don’t know.”

Martin missed Richmond’s opening crippled of the twelvemonth against the Gold Coast Suns on with the circular 3 clash against Sydney.

The Tigers presently beryllium 13th connected the ladder having won lone 1 crippled done 4 rounds with Martin playing successful 2 of the 3 losses.

The perennially unsafe Martin has failed to marque an interaction connected the 2 games successful which helium has featured in.

His disposals are sitting astatine an mean of 16 per game, the lowest output truthful acold successful his 15-year AFL career.

With the nine suffering injuries to cardinal players Tom Lynch and Noah Balta, Martin looks acceptable to instrumentality for their Gather Round clash against St Kilda.

Martin, Jack Graham and Dylan Grimes could each instrumentality connected Sunday, but the Tigers’ lucifer committee volition request to grapple with however to regenerate their 2 talls successful onslaught arsenic a imaginable enactment was besides struck down by injury.

The Tigers confirmed connected Tuesday Lynch would miss 10 to 12 weeks pursuing country connected a hamstring tendon wounded to his near leg.

The injuries to Lynch and Balta, who volition miss 4 to six weeks, could person opened the doorway for Jacob Bauer to play his 5th game, but the 192cm swingman volition beryllium retired for the aforesaid magnitude of clip arsenic Balta aft scans confirmed a hamstring strain.

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