GAVIN HENSON has opened up for the first time on the depth of the injury pain and torment he has gone through for the best part of a year after being officially ruled out of the November internationals.
Henson's region The Ospreys confirmed the gloomy news last night by saying the star player would not return to action until the end of November.
By then, Wales' eagerly-awaited autumn games against New Zealand, Fiji, South Africa and Australia will be over.
Henson, it was also confirmed, will also miss the Ospreys' opening Heineken Cup matches against Stade Francais and Clermont.
Henson says he needs to go through a complete eight-week rehabilitation period to finally shake off the groin and hernia problems which have plagued him since last November.
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