[MLS] New York Red Bull Thierry Henry inflicted a knee injury on FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartmann on Thursday when the Frenchman celebrated Mehdi Ballouchy's goal by whacking the ball, which Hartmann had his foot on.
Hartman suffered an injured medial collateral ligament in his right knee and left at halftime of the game that ended 2-2.
"The ball was there and like I do sometimes, I just wanted to kick the ball back in the net," Henry told AP. "He put his foot out there and that's how he g ot injured. That was unfortunate. I w ent to apologize at halftime because I didn't mean to hurt him. He put his foot out there and I just wanted to smash the ball back in the net. A pure accident. I told him I was sorry. He accepted it. It was one of those stupid things."
FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman said, "It's the weight it puts on us now. I thought Hartman was going to be up for MVP. Now we have to go get a pool goalkeeper. It was something that was not necessary, so we'll see what happens."