Warren Gatland Provides Update On Robbie Henshaw Following Hamstring Injury

On the mend.

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has provided an update on the status of Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw.

Henshaw was ruled out of Wednesday’s game against the Sharks after it was revealed that he picked up a mild hamstring strain in training and it looks like he could miss out on next Saturday’s game against the Vodacom Bulls too.

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Gatland made it clear that the 28-year-old would not be risked until he is 100% with the centre clearly part of his Test plans going forward.

Henshaw will be given the time he needs to recover and it looks like we will see him back in action before long.

“He’s got a very, very mild hamstring strain and definitely won’t be considered for Wednesday,” Gatland said after their win over the Stigma Lions.

“We’ll just assess his progress, we won’t push him if we don’t have to. Maybe [he’ll miss] a couple of games.

“We just want to make sure he’s 100% right because there’s no doubt he’s been one of the standout players in the Six Nations and with the way he’s been playing, we’d like to get him back to full fitness without putting him under pressure and being able to give him a couple of games before we start considering a Test side.”