New York releases statement on Hans Backe

Backe undergoes successful gallbladder procedure

Hans Backe, New York Red Bulls

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Red Bull New York today released this statement regarding
head coach Hans Backe:

“After consulting with Red Bulls Team Internist, Michael
Farber, MD and other medical specialists, Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe
decided to undergo a minimally invasive procedure Monday evening to remove his
gallbladder after being diagnosed with cholecystitis.  The surgery was successful, and Hans is now
recovering and in good spirits. The medical team is confident that he will make
a full recovery over the coming weeks. He will spend the next few days resting
at home. In his absence, the squad will be managed by our experienced coaching
staff. The club is confident that the coaching staff will help continue the
team’s strong start to the 2010 MLS season.”