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."
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose