Henry ruled out of clash away to LA with knee injury

Striker originally injured the knee away to Real Salt Lake


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NEW YORK - Red Bull New York announced today that forward Thierry Henry will miss
the team’s clash against the Los Angeles Galaxy match at The Home Depot
Center on Friday, Sept. 24 at 11:00 PM ET/8:00 PM PT (TV: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes;
Radio: 1150 AM, AM 1330) due to a MCL sprain in his right knee. Henry
initially suffered the injury against Real Salt Lake on Sept. 4 in a 1-0
loss at Rio Tinto Stadium.

“We spoke to Thierry Monday and we
decided that it was the best course of action for his health and for our
club to rest him this week,” said Red Bull New York General Manager and
Sporting Director Erik Soler. “Despite the attention surrounding this
Friday’s match, we did not want to exacerbate Thierry’s current injury
that he has been playing and practicing with over the past two weeks. We
want to ensure that he is healthy for our final matches as we hope to
qualify for the playoffs and make a run towards the MLS Cup. We have no
doubt that our game against the Los Angeles Galaxy will be no less
exciting with the talent already on the pitch and we are confident that
we can earn a positive result.”

The Red Bulls-Galaxy match is
expected to feature four of the League’s top Designated Players: New
York’s Juan Pablo Angel and Rafa Marquez and Los Angeles’ David Beckham
and Landon Donovan. The Galaxy is currently in first place in the
Western Conference with an MLS-best 50 points off a 15-5-5 record.


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