Ulster and Ireland have given an update on the health of Chris Henry after his surgery yesterday 5 years ago

Ulster and Ireland have given an update on the health of Chris Henry after his surgery yesterday

The flanker underwent surgery on Monday “to repair a defect in his heart wall”.

The medical team for the Ireland squad, in consultation with the Ulster Rugby medical team, have released the following update on sidelined flanker Chris Henry.

“Chris is recovering from a procedure yesterday to repair a defect in his heart wall. This was found to be related to his recent episode and has been performed to prevent further issues.”

Henry was originally part of Ireland’s squad for the November Internationals but was forced to withdraw from the team on the morning of the South Africa game after suffering what was first thought to be a severe migraine.

It was later revealed that the migraine was caused by the temporary blockage of a small blood vessel his brain and he was ruled out of rugby for the foreseeable future.

Everyone in JOE wishes Chris a speedy and safe recovery and we hope to see him back in the white of Ulster and the green of Ireland soon.