Dragons flyhalf Gavin Henson is nearing a return for the region.
The club stated: “Gavin had a really positive review of his injury with specialists last week and is now closing in on a return to full training.”
The Welsh international has had an injury-stricken time at the Welsh region since joining from Bristol, but could be back in the new year.
The region are in need of good news, after suffering a heavy home defeat to an inexperienced Leinster side featuring a number of academy products. Conference B table-toppers Leinster were convincing 59-10 winners over Bernard Jackman’s side at Rodney Parade on Saturday.
Elsewhere prop Leon Brown suffered a thumb fracture which needs surgery. “Unfortunately Leon suffered a Bennett’s fracture to his right thumb during the fixture with Leinster. Leon will undergo surgery at the start of next week before commencing his rehabilitation programme for a return in the New Year.”
Jared Rosser is also out of contention following a concussion. “Jared sustained a concussion in last weekend’s fixture. As this is a second concussion this season in a short space of time, Jared will now undergo a slower graded return to play process.”
Rosser and Brown will miss the trip to Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday as round three of the pool stages get underway.
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