Galloway has surgery on ruptured Achilles

Keith Galloway is set to miss the beginning of the 2017 season, after confirming that he is having surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon.

The Australian forward suffered the injury in their Super 8s defeat to Huddersfield at the weekend, with head coach Brian McDermott revealing that the club thought the former Wests Tigers man had suffered a serious injury.

Those fears have been confirmed by Galloway on his Instagram account, who revealed that he is set to have surgery on the injury today.

Galloway posted: “Just waiting at the hospital to have surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles. Been a long and tough year, but one I have enjoyed in new colours and for such a great club. Great bunch of fellas, and looking forward to getting this surgery done, getting all the rehab done and getting back for 2017 #MOT

The usual recovery process for a ruptured Achilles is six to nine months, meaning the 31-year-old could miss the first-half of next season, and will almost certainly miss the beginning of the campaign as the Rhinos go in search of a return to the top of Super League.