Henson dislocates wrist but may still play at the World Cup

Gavin Henson will remain under the care of Wales’ medical staff after dislocating his wrist in the win over England.

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GAVIN HENSON WILL miss the beginning of Wales’ World Cup campaign after dislocating a bone in his right wrist in the win over England on Saturday.

The centre was forced off in the 32nd minute of the match in Cardiff and it was initially feared that he had broken his arm. However, the less serious injury means he may play a play in the country’s later matches in New Zealand.

Henson undergoes surgery on the problem on Sunday.

“He has been given a return to play time of six to eight weeks,” said Wales’ medical performance manager Prav Mathema.

“Whilst ruling him out of selection for the initial RWC squad, could see him available to the coaches whilst we are still in the pool stages of the tournament.

“With that fact in mind Gavin will remain under the care of the Wales national squad medical staff in order to ensure that he returns to fitness at the earliest opportunity in case the coaches need to call him out to New Zealand for any reason.”

For more information read this story on the official Welsh Rugby Union website >

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