Ospreys plans talks with Henson

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Ospreys management will meet with Wales and Lions centre Gavin Henson next month to discuss the player's future after it was revealed he has lost three stones in weight since taking a sabbatical from the game.

The Welsh region are keen for Henson, who has dropped to nearly 11st from his playing weight of 14st 7lb, to return to action for his club after the RBS 6 Nations but faces a difficult time regaining match-fitness.



Ospreys managing director Mike Cuddy told The Guardian: "We will sit down in early February to discuss Gavin's future.



"A lot of things have been said about Gavin and most of them are nonsense. We will have a chat and see what comes of it."



The team's coach Sean Holley accepts there are no guarantees Henson will rediscover his old form.



He said: "I remember when we signed Leigh Davies in 2005. He had taken a year out of the game, and while he was able to get his fitness and conditioning back to where they were, he struggled to get to grips with the way rugby had moved on even in the relatively short time he had been out and it did not work for him.



"I am not saying that would be the case with Gavin. He would be able to get his weight back on and his fitness up to scratch, but after that who knows? In terms of natural talent he is as good as anyone, but he will almost be starting from scratch again."



Henson has not played for nine months and his currently on unpaid leave from the Ospreys.



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