French forward Thierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls, Major League Soccer's top scorer, will be sidelined for three to four weeks with a right hamstring strain, the club said on Tuesday.
Henry was injured after scoring the only goal for New York in a 1-0 victory over New England last Saturday. It was the ninth goal of the season for the 34-year-old former Arsenal and Barcelona striker.
The team announced that a scan taken on Monday showed the injury was not as bad as first feared and that Henry will miss no more than a month.
But the injury will sideline Henry for next Saturday's match at Los Angeles against English star midfielder David Beckham and the reigning Major League Soccer champion Galaxy.
The Red Bulls are 4-3 with one drawn and stand third in the MLS Eastern Conference.