Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Beckham out of World Cup [VIDEO]
by Paul Kennedy, March 14th, 2010 11:53PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, italy, mls, world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[ENGLAND] David Beckham will miss the 2010 World Cup and his status for the 2010 Los Angeles Galaxy season is in doubt after tearing his Achilles tendon playing for AC Milan Sunday.

Beckham, 34, injured himself while turning with no one on him in the middle of midfield during Milan's game against Chievo Verona. Beckham immediately thought he had broken his left ankle but he had torn his Achilles' tendon.

According to the London Times,  Milan team doctor Jean Pierre Meersseman said Beckham, who was in tears after the game and left San Siro on crutches, would fly to Finland on Monday to be operated on by a specialist.

“David’s injury makes us sick,” Milan coach Leonardo said. “When I think of his personal history, everything I know about him, how hard he works, I feel so bad for him."

Beckham had joined Milan on loan from the Galaxy to remain fit and improve his chances of being selected for the England team for the World Cup.

Only this weekend, Beckham had said he wasn't guaranteed of returning to the World Cup for a fourth time in a row -- which would have been an England record.

Beckham Injury:



0 comments
  1. Jeff Gingold
    commented on: March 15, 2010 at 12:43 p.m.
    As an amateur old boys player who went through 9 months of rehab on both my achilles, I know how crippling the injury itself is and remember the crushing disappointment of being unable to play even at my level, for nearly a year. I can only imagine how much worse it must be for a top professional nearing the end of a great career who has worked so hard to make it to his last World Cup. I've not been a big fan of Beckham but my complete sympathy is with him and I wish him a miraculous recovery although I know that it's likely he's done.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Klinsmann: 'We did a lot of good stuff'    
The USA's 3-2 loss at Denmark on Wednesday gives Coach Jurgen Klinsmann's team a post-2014 World ...
TV Report: ESPN3 will air 120-plus NASL games    
ESPN3 will carry a minimum of 120 North American Soccer League games during the 2015 season, ...
Road to Russia: Heroics from U.S. collegians and prep star    
Heroics by a pair of former U.S. college goalkeepers highlighted the start of the long World ...
MLS Week 4: Vancouver loses Manneh for Timbers' match    
Vancouver will be without young Gambian star Kekuta Manneh for Saturday's Cascadia Cup game against Portland ...
French Guiana stuns Honduras in Gold Cup playoff    
Not so fast yet on that USA-Honduras match to open the Gold Cup. French Guiana, which ...
World Cup on ESPN garners six Sports Emmy nominations    
ESPN received six Sports Emmy Award nominations for its coverage of the 2014 World Cup from ...
Rewind: Breaking down the USA's late-game collapses    
The USA continued its recent trend of late collapses with the worst one of all, blowing ...
Video Pick: Too much celebration proves costly    
Players from Mozambique club Ferroviario Maputo celebrated so much after scoring against Zambia's K-Stars they weren't ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"I'm a huge fan of Xavi Hernandez. I think he would be a huge player in ...
Tulsa brewer handcrafts Roughnecks Pale Ale    
The USL's Tulsa Roughnecks will offer Roughnecks Pale Ale, brewed by Tulsa-based craft brewer Marshall Brewing ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives