Henson’s nightmare continues

Gavin Henson has cast doubts over his rugby career after his latest injury has left his British & Irish Lions tour dream in tatters.

Henson was injured playing for Ospreys against Gloucester on Saturday and his club physio said it was unlikely he would be able to play again until May.

‘It is a complete nightmare again, I can’t believe my luck,” Henson told the BBC. “I’m pretty down and depressed about it, maybe I’m cursed. The injury will probably rule me out of the Lions tour. It’ll be a pretty brave decision to take me now as I’m probably a bit of a liability with my injuries. This season is probably a miss now.’

Henson, who has clearly been left deflated by the latest in a long line of injury set backs, admitted that he has been thinking about calling it a day.

‘Those thoughts run through my head. When I get knocked out with an injury, it is soul-destroying. Is it worth it? It is pretty tough off the field. Rugby has gone so professional you start to lose the enjoyment side of it.’

Ospreys physio Chris Towers said that although the injury would not require surgery, Henson will face a lengthy spell in a walking cast before he can resume normal activity.

‘At this stage, in light of the nature and extent of the ligament damage, we are predicting a four- to six-week spell on the sidelines before Gavin will be ready for action again,’ said Towers.