Johnny Glynn will be staying in Ireland as Galway bid to retain the Liam MacCarthy Cup this summer.
That's according to Tribe team mate Padraic Mannion, who confirmed that Glynn was back home from New York and staying put as they get set to embark on their All-Ireland SHC defence.
The Ardrahan attacker moved to the Big Apple two years ago and missed the entire 2016 campaign before making his only start of last year's championship in the the final victory over Waterford.
"The lads were just asking me there about, 'Is Johnny Glynn back?' and I said I'd seen the story in the paper about two weeks ago that said he's not coming back to Galway, which was the complete opposite [to the reality], because he is back," Mannion told Balls.ie.
"He played with his club Ardrahan there last weekend.
"He's staying, he's training with us (Galway). He's never in bad shape, he's very good for looking after himself. I'd say he's always doing something to keep himself in shape."