After suffering another season ending injury, former Australian prop Keith Galloway has said that he has an inkling that the upcoming 2018 campaign may be his last. Currently recovering from a second torn achilles in a year, the Leeds Rhinos forward missed out on his team’s Grand Final success which, he admits, is driving him to recover in the hope that he can be a part of more silverware for the West Yorkshire outfit, saying that “if it is to be my last year then hopefully we can win something.”
After falling to the same injury on his other leg in September 2016, the former Wests Tiger made thirteen appearances in the blue and amber last season before succumbing to his injury curse again in July. However, he is hoping to return early in the new campaign. “There’s no exact date. I think the shortish you can come back is about six months so I won’t be putting a set time on it but I am hoping for about March,” he has said and the Sydney born forward feels his rehabilitation is going well. He has, indeed, been very lucky as, for each of the last two seasons, he has missed out on off season international representation opportunities with Scotland in the 2016 Four Nations and this winter’s world cup so, therefore, is desperate to make a big impact in 2018 – especially if it is to be his last season.
Indeed, he hasn’t ruled out continuing, merely suggesting that it may be time to finish up; “I’d never say never but I have a young family and three years is a long time to be in another country. I’ll probably lean towards finishing up. I think that but I’m not too sure yet.” In the shape of Brad Singleton and Anthony Mullally, there is no doubt that the Rhinos are well stocked in the forwards department and will be able to fill a void left by Galloway. A player who isn’t flashy, he is highly regarded by Leeds fans who appreciate the hard work he gets through in the middle of the pitch and the Sydney born warrior will be a huge part of any success the 2017 Super League champions may have when he returns to action.