Zimbabwe international and Plymouth Argyle defender Brendan Galloway has been offered a new contract by the Pilgrims, it has been revealed.
Galloway joined Plymouth Argyle in July, making the move after his release from Championship club Luton Town.
Since then, the former Everton youngster has been a mainstay in Ryan Lowe’s starting XI in League One. Galloway has played 16 times across all competitions, chipping in with two goals and two assists in the process which also earned him a call up to the Zimbabwe national football team.
However, the defender was forced off in the first-half of the Pilgrims’ 3-0 loss to Wycombe Wanderers, and it has now emerged that the injury has brought an end to his season.
As quoted by Plymouth Live, Lowe ruled out the chances of Galloway playing again after undergoing surgery which means he will miss the Africa Cup of Nations in January.
“He has had an operation,” Lowe confirmed.
“He has had his patellar tendon restructured so it’s a long, long road for Brendan. I don’t really know the timescale but I think it could be six to eight months potentially so he definitely won’t kick another ball this season.
“He’s in good spirits. The operation went well. He went and saw the best specialist there is, Sam Church, up in London.
“He has been treated well, he’s recovering now and we are with him all the way until he has recovered properly.”
Despite the blow, Argyle will be sticking by the defender, offering him a new 18-month contract at Home Park.
Lowe confirmed the defender is set to put pen to paper on the new deal, ruling out the chances of him departing when his short-term deal ends in January.
He said: “We were in discussions with Brendan anyway regarding a new contract.
“The contract will look a little bit different to what it would have been, but that’s just the way football is. We will make sure that he’s looked after and he hasn’t got to worry about income coming in and he has got a contract to get back fit.
“I don’t know whether some teams or all teams would do something like that, I’m not too sure how it would work at other clubs, but at Plymouth Argyle we want to do the right thing by Brendan.
“We will stick to that and it gives him plenty of time to get back training and playing games again.