Keith Galloway has delayed his honeymoon until after Christmas.

Keith Galloway has delayed his honeymoon until after Christmas. Photo: Getty Images

Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway has needed to plot his pre-season training - and honeymoon in a tropical paradise - around a bung big toe.

Galloway, who married his partner Serena Brimicombe in front of a large contingent of past and present teammates on Saturday, had an operation on his toe at the end of the Tigers' season but it still had not healed.

While coach Michael Potter was confident the 28-year-old, who has played five Tests for Australia, was well on track to line-up for the Tigers' first-round match against St George Illawarra, he conceded Galloway remained on a restricted fitness program. Rather than running, he was confined to the gym heaving weights and busting a gut on the rowing machine.

''We're hoping so,'' Potter said of Galloway lining up against the Dragons. ''The best case scenario is, 'Yes, he'll be there,' but it will depend on how he responds when he starts running in his first few hit-outs. Everything is on schedule but my crystal ball is not that good.''

Potter made it clear Galloway's interrupted season this year highlighted the pack needed his size and experience, but he added, those stints on the sideline were out of anyone's control.

''He's had a bit of a bad run,'' Potter told Fairfax Media on Monday. ''He had that [pectoral muscle tear early in the season] and then the toe injury was unfortunate but we had it taken care of to give him every chance to make it back for us.

''The only thing Keith hasn't been able to do is get some kilometres under his legs. He'll be short of a gallop when he starts the season but being that he has had a few years in the NRL he'll have that resilience where he'll be able to ramp up things to increase his minutes on the field.''

The 107 kilogram prop, who was forced to give up his place for Scotland at the recent World Cup because of the injury, had delayed his honeymoon to a South Seas island until the players broke up for the Christmas break. Coaching staff said the romantic walks under palm trees at sunset would be left to Galloway's discretion.

Wests Tigers, whose first season under Potter was crippled by a high injury toll, suffered a setback when star back Tim Moltzen's kneecap collapsed at training. It was expected he would be out of action for at least six months.

Other players who had undergone off-season treatment include Tim Simona who faced a five-month layoff after a shoulder operation; Curtis Sironen who had a groin operation; Mitchell Moses and Nathan Brown who was expected to return from a torn pectoral muscle next month.