The former Real Madrid goalkeeper is recovering from surgery on his left shoulder.
It’s a procedure that Gallagher says has been a long time coming and has made him stronger and more focused.
“I’m not surprised,” he said.
“It’s been a difficult decision, and a painful one, but the operation was the best decision I’ve made since I’ve started playing football.”
The procedure was performed by Dr David Rolfes, who specializes in sports-medicine and sports medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Gallagher was diagnosed with acute left shoulder osteoarthritis in 2015.
He said that after spending almost six years in the hospital with the pain in his left side, the procedure had become routine.
“My doctor has told me the operation would be one of the few things I wouldn’t be able to do as a professional footballer,” he explained.
“This surgery has helped me become stronger, and it’s also made me more focused on my job as a goalkeeper.”
Gallagher said that despite the pain, he feels great.
“If I have any doubts, I’m not the type of person to give them up,” he added.
“The doctors told me I would have to have two months off from football for this, but I am here.
I am still playing, and the pain has gone.”
I’m now focusing on the rehabilitation process.
The next step will be to do a full body scan, and I’m hoping to return to playing within six months.
“The 33-year-old has won two European Cups with Real Madrid, the Champions League and the Spanish Super Cup.
He also helped his team to the last two European Championships.