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MATCH WRAP: Alex Rance injury overshadows professional Richmond win

Richmond dominated the first and final quarters of the night to defeat a plucky Carlton by 33 points.

But the big story to emerge from the season opener was a knee injury to star defender Alex Rance.

He was in a lot of pain after injuring his right knee in an awkward landing in the second half.

Rance spent the rest of the game on the bench, often hobbling unaided but with an ice pack on his knee.

“Initial signs don’t look too good,” Rance told Channel Seven after the match.

Later, Damien Hardwick said the club feared the worst.

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