LONDON (AFP) – Ireland flanker Chris Henry admits he was terrified after suffering a mini stroke last month.
A blocked blood vessel in the 30-year-old’s brain caused him to have a Transient Ischaemic Attack, or mini stroke, hours before Ireland beat South Africa 29-15 on November 8.
Ulster’s Henry was pulled out of the Test against the Springboks and at first it was thought he had suffered a severe migraine.
But after four days of treatment at the St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin, the true cause was confirmed.
It was found he had a hole in his heart, which led to the mini stroke and left Henry fearing the worst.
“It’s been a scary few weeks to be honest but I feel very lucky that I was in that environment and getting such incredible medical expertise so quickly,” he told Ulster’s official website.