Gallaway to have arthroscope

Newcastle Jets defender Sam Gallaway will have an arthroscope on his injured left knee on Thursday.

Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets defender Sam Gallaway will have an arthroscope on his injured left knee on Thursday.

Gallaway sustained a lateral meniscus tear in his knee following a tackle from Corey Gameiro in the Jets- 2-1 win over Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium a fortnight ago.

“With it being so close to the end of the season, we attempted to manage Sam-s knee to try and get him through the remaining games,” Newcastle Jets Physiotherapist Rob Dingle explained.

“However, his knee wasn-t responding to the treatment, so an arthroscope was the next course of action.”

Gallaway is expected to be sidelined for between four to six weeks.

The 20-year-old, who was in the midst of enjoying hsi best A-League season to date, said it was extremely disappointing to sustain an injury at such a crucial point of the season.

“It-s pretty disappointing to be injured, especially with so many important games coming up,” Gallaway said.

“I-m just hoping for the best for the boys. Fingers crossed they can make the finals and from there anything can happen.”