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New York releases statement on Hans Backe

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.”