If surgery is required then 23 year-old Henson will miss Wales's Autumn International series plus their RBS Six Nations campaign as well as the majority of the domestic season with the Ospreys.
The British Lion has flown to the renowned Hans Muller-Woolfhart clinic in Germany for a diagnosis and will discover his fate when he joins up with his region for training in France next week.
The Ospreys star was at the centre of his region's Celtic League triumph and Wales's Grand Slam-winning side last season despite playing for most of it while receiving a prolonged course of anti-inflammatory injections.
The news comes as a bitter blow to Henson following an indifferent tour to New Zealand during which he suffered heartache when left out of the Lions' line-up for the first test against the All Blacks.
Ospreys Team Manager Derwyn Jones has played down the significance of Henson's visit to Germany saying: "Gavin has got a groin problem. He is just going to get it checked out."
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series