Injured Henson out for 6 weeks; sport ROUND-UP.RUGBY UNION: London Welsh centre Gavin Henson Gavin Lloyd Henson (born February 1, 1982 in Bridgend) is a Welsh rugby union player who plays for the Ospreys regional side in the Celtic League and Heineken Cup, and the national team. is expected to be sidelined for six weeks after fracturing his cheekbone cheek·bone
See zygomatic bone. during Saturday's pre-season friendly defeat against Llanelli Scarlets The Llanelli Scarlets are a Welsh professional rugby union team based in south-west Wales. They play in the Magners League, as well as competing in the EDF Energy Cup and the Heineken Cup. .
The 30-year-old former Wales centre played on until the 33rd minute after being tackled by Deacon Manu in the first minute of the 23-17 loss, but was then taken to hospital for X-rays.
He underwent further tests yesterday and has now been ruled out for the start of the Premiership season, with Welsh facing Leicester this Sunday.
A club statement yesterday afternoon read: "London Welsh can confirm that Gavin Henson suffered a minor fracture to his cheekbone du1ring London Welsh's pre-season friendly with the Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday.
"It is anticipated that Gavin will return to full contact training in six weeks."
London head coach Lyn Jones said: "These are things you've got to deal with in rugby. You've got to deal with thunderbolts all the time."