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Andrew Trimble: My Ulster and Ireland teammate Chris Henry was really shaken up by health scare

By Jonathan Bradley

Andrew Trimble has revealed that his long-time Ulster and Ireland teammate Chris Henry has been left shaken by his recent health scare. And the winger added that Henry "couldn't care less" about the showpiece match against South Africa he missed after suffering what was described by the IRFU as an "episode" on the morning of the Aviva Stadium encounter.

It has since been confirmed that the 30-year-old Malone man suffered a "temporary blockage of a small blood vessel in his brain" and Trimble admitted that the news had come as a shock.

He revealed: "From chatting to him last week, he seems like he's a bit shook up, but he's just so thankful that he's okay.

"It's one of those things that you just never expect.

"It's a fright, having an experience like that."

Trimble, who is himself sidelined with injury, reiterated that the popular flanker is very much in the thoughts of everyone connected with Ulster Rugby.

"Obviously we're not sure what's going to happen over the next few months, but he's got plenty of support and everyone's looking out for him."

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