Wests Tigers counting the cost of win against Penrith Panthers
Tigers forward Keith Galloway will miss much of the NRL season after suffering an pectoral tear in round two.
The curse of the pectoral tear looks set to continue to haunt the NRL this campaign with the Wests Tigers confirming Keith Galloway will have surgery this week.
Despite claiming their first win of the season, when they dispatched the Penrith Panthers 28-18, Tigers fans had little reason to celebrate with the news one of their forward leaders would be out of action for much of the year.
Galloway was not the only player to suffer a pectoral injury in the game, with Penrith star Lachlan Coote set to miss the entire season after leaving the field after just 11 minutes.
Both Galloway and Coote’s injuries continue a rash of serious chest related concerns in recent years, with Jason King, Glenn Buttriss, Jarrod Mullen, David Shillington, Roy Asotasi and Scott Geddes all spending time on the sideline due to pectoral issues.
In other injury news from the Wests Tigers, halfback Jacob Miller suffered a sprained ankle against the Panthers but should be right to play against Parramatta in round three.