Henry suffers blood vessel scare

Date published: November 18 2014

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Chris Henry will see a specialist after it was revealed he had suffered a temporary blockage of a blood vessel in his brain.

Chris Henry will see a specialist after it was revealed he had suffered a temporary blockage of a blood vessel in his brain.

The Ulster and Ireland flanker was ruled out of the clash with South Africa last weekend with what was suspected to be a viral illness that affected him on the morning of the game.

However further tests have since revealed a more serious problem, which will need investigation. The 30-year-old has returned home and will await further medical attention to find out what the next step is.

“Chris Henry suffered some weakness on the morning of the South Africa game and a viral illness was suspected, he recovered quickly and the initial diagnosis was of severe migraine,” an IRFU statement said.

“Further tests however have shown he suffered a temporary blockage of a small blood vessel in his brain. He is at home now and is well but needs further investigation and specialist opinion.”

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