Henson to quit?

Reports from Britain suggest Gavin Henson will retire from rugby immediately.

The Sun claimed Henson, 27, told officials at the Ospreys he will not be returning to training. It is reported the club has urged him to reconsider, but they were not willing to comment at this point.

Henson has been plagued by injury throughout his career and the latest meant he was unavailable for this year’s British & Irish Lions’ tour to South Africa. After the ankle injury ruled him out, Henson publicly questioned his future in the game and pondered retiring.

‘Those thoughts run through my head,’ Henson admitted to the BBC at the time.

‘When I get knocked out with an injury, it is soul-destroying. Is it worth it?’

While the majority of the Ospreys have been attending pre-season training, Henson – along with Wales players who recently toured North America – had been given an extra month off. Club officials said they expected him to return on Monday.