Cyclist Greg Henderson shows gruesome thigh gash after having 500ml of PUS drained

FORMER Team Sky rider Greg Henderson showed off a horrific thigh injury after having half a LITRE of pus drained.

The retired cyclist, 42, required an incision in the wound after being in pain for four weeks.

 Greg Henderson, centre, rode for Team Sky in 2010 and 2011

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Greg Henderson, centre, rode for Team Sky in 2010 and 2011
 The New Zealander competed for his country at the 2012 Olympics in London

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The New Zealander competed for his country at the 2012 Olympics in London

New Zealander Henderson, who rode with Bradley Wiggins for Team Sky in 2010 and 2011, has not explained what caused the injury and whether it was a bike crash.

But the results are there for all to see, with an open wound on display for his Instagram followers.

It has required a stint in hospital and stitches to patch up the wound.

Henderson said: "After 4wks of suffering and not being able to weight bare I finally made it to hospital to have 500ml of puss drained and my left quad muscle cleaned and drained.

 Henderson shared this gruesome image of his thigh that required opening up and draining

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Henderson shared this gruesome image of his thigh that required opening up and draining
 He shared the image of his leg before it required stitching back up

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He shared the image of his leg before it required stitching back up
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"One last operation now to drain and clean some more and sew it back up."

Henderson retired from cycling last year after riding for American team United HealthCare in 2017.

He rode with Mark Cavendish at Team Colombia before joining Sky in 2010, then moved to Lotto Belisol in 2012.

Henderson won stage three of the Vuelta a Espana in 2009.

FORMER Team Sky rider Greg Henderson showed off a horrific thigh injury after having half a LITRE of pus drained.