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Red Bulls coach undergoes surgery

You may recall tht Red Bulls coach Hans Backe missed his team's 1-0 win at Seattle on Saturday due to what was described as a minor stomach issue.

Well, today the Red Bulls released this statement:

“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.”