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Ulster Rugby's Chris Henry back at the gym just one week after heart operation: 'First day back at Kingspan and great to see the lads'

Just one week ago he was undergoing heart surgery. Now, he's already back in the gym training with his teammates.

Ulster flanker Chris Henry returned to the Kingspan gym today, just days after suffering a blocked blood vessel in his brain.

The 30-year-old pulled out of Ireland's Test with South Africa earlier this month following what was then described as "an episode."

It was later revealed that the Malone man had suffered a "temporary blockage of a small blood vessel in his brain" before details of a possible heart defect emerged.

The man himself took to Twitter this afternoon - posting a picture of himself on an exercise bike.

"First day back at Kingspan & great to c all the lads! Also never happier to c a bike! Day 1 of #injuredclub"

Teammate Darren Cave tweeted a photograph of Henry smiling for the camera.

He tweeted: "You can't keep a good man down this guy loves it...@chrishenry678"

Following his operation last Monday, Ulster Rugby chief Bryn Cunningham said he had high hopes Chris Henry would be back soon.

And it seems he wasn't wrong.

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