Thierry Henry to Miss Saturday's Match with Mild MCL Sprain

Red Bulls captain will miss match against Montreal with slight MCL sprain in left knee

The Red Bulls will be without forward Thierry Henry for Saturday’s match against Montreal, as the team announced that the captain was diagnosed with a mild MCL sprain in his left knee following an MRI with team doctors on Monday.

“Thierry’s someone who always wants to play,” Head Coach Mike Petke said during a conference call with the media Tuesday. “It was one of those things that I was very seriously leaning towards not even bringing him to Montreal,” he said, suggesting that Henry’s history of Achilles’ heel issues likely would have left him out of the lineup regardless.

“This is a little setback with Thierry and his knee, but it shouldn’t be too serious,” Petke added.

Henry sustained the injury in the latter stages of this past Saturday’s 0-0 draw against D.C. United. He was subbed off in second half stoppage time in exchange for rookie Amando Moreno.

The team is hopeful Henry will be healthy for the Mar. 30 home match against the Philadelphia Union, set to kick off at 3:30 PM.

New York visits Montreal this Saturday for a 4:30 PM match against the Impact. Catch all the action live on MSG, starting with the pre-game show at 4:00 PM.

For tickets to the Mar. 30 match against Philly, visit Red Bulls Ticket Central, or call 877.RB.SOCCER.