Henson in doubt after suffering pre-season injury

London Welsh’s biggest name signing Gavin Henson could miss the rest of the year after he suffered a serious injury in a pre-season warm up match against Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets.

Henson suffered what is suspected to be a broken cheekbone in the match which puts him in doubt until the end of the year.

Scarlets won the match but the main talking point of the match was Henson’s injury due to his high profile.

The double Grand Slam winning back started the match at fly-half but was replaced after 30 minutres and was immediately taken for X-rays.

London Welsh start their Premiership campaign on the 2nd of September against Leicester Tigers who scored 10 tries in a 64-7 victory over Championship visitors Nottingham at Welford Road.

Earlier in the week Henson told PA Sport that he was hoping to use his chance with London Welsh to make things right after a difficult couple of years.

“I want another chance to put things right because I thought that was it,” Henson said.

“It was going to be my last club. I was made well aware they weren’t going to sign me on. That was demoralising.

“If you watch that last game [against Glasgow] where I was brought on as a wing – that sums up the way things were at the club. It was tough.

“I couldn’t move on to another club. It was starting to get embarrassing. I was more or less finished then, rugby-wise.

“The writing was on the wall before then and they took their opportunity to strike. I fell into that trap really.

“In a way, if there’s anything good to come out of it [being sacked], it was that I knew things couldn’t end like that.

“I had to bite the bullet and sign again for another club and try and put things right.

“I just have to make sure I stay on the straight and narrow and play the best I can,” he told PA Sport.

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