Henry suffers brain problem

Ross McLean
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IRELAND flanker Chris Henry faces a prolonged period on the sidelines after tests revealed he has a blocked blood vessel in his brain.

The 30-year-old Ulsterman missed Ireland’s victory over South Africa on Saturday 8 November due to an unspecified virus, which was later thought to be a severe migraine.

Ireland and Ulster officials are confident Henry will resume his playing career in a matter of months.