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Thierry Henry Of Red Bulls Won't Play Against Vancouver

Thierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls will not play Saturday when the team travels to Vancouver to face the Whitecaps in an MLS match. A limping Henry left Wednesday's 2-2 tie with Columbus with an ice pack wrapped around his injured right knee.

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He’s not coming with us,’’ coach Hans Backe told the Post. “I think - after I talked to him this morning - he’s not as bad as the end of last year, or in the beginning of this year. I think we just have to manage it now, three games Saturday-Wednesday-Saturday, it’s not good enough (to handle that).’’

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Henry, 33, has been dealing with knee, hamstring and achilles issues all season. Despite all of that he is second in the MLS with six goals.

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Backe told reporters he expects Henry to return to training next week to prepare for the Red Bulls' match on June 4 against the Columbus Crew.