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Robbie Henshaw Offers Update On Injury Recovery And First Weeks As Leinster Player

Robbie Henshaw Offers Update On Injury Recovery And First Weeks As Leinster Player

Ever since he was a teenager Robbie Henshaw has been considered the heir apparent to Brian O'Driscoll's #13 jersey for Ireland but now that he's left PRO12 champions Connacht for Leinster, the 23-year-old from Athlone will now also have the chance to do the same at provincial level.

A knee injury suffered in the second test in the series against South Africa means that his debut in the blue of Leinster will be delayed until October most likely but that hasn't stopped Henshaw from making his mark in the Leinster dressing room during pre-season training.

At the Bank of Ireland Leinster Summer Camp today, Jamie Heaslip spotted Robbie Henshaw watching the future stars of Leinster rugby being put through their paces and the former Ireland captain logged on to Facebook live and thrust a microphone in his new teammate's face and it seems that Henshaw is enjoying his first couple of weeks in Dublin.

 

Really good. I love the setup. Obviously it's tough coming into a new setup but the fact that I've played with a lot of the guys, yourself included, in the Irish setup [has] made life a lot easier. Really looking forward to getting some good work done with ye.

And as for the injury which is hampering his introduction to training, Henshaw offered an update.

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Recovery is going great. I got good news last week that the graft has taken well in the knee. I got out of the kne brace which I had to wear for five weeks on my holidays, that was a massive relief because it was starting to stink really bad.

Everything is going well. The physio and treatment at Leinster is top class and the one-on-one work I'm doing with the physio is class. I'm really finding the benefits already.

You can see the full chat at the link below.

John Balfe

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