Former England Captain David Beckham has torn his achilles tendon playing for AC Milan; out of World Cup, says coach Leonardo

The 34 year-old right sided midfielder pulled up as he went to play the ball in the closing stages of AC Milan’s game against Chievo

Verteran Beckham signalled to the bench that he needed to come off and receive attention (despite Milan having used all their substitutes), worryingly seeming to mouth ‘It’s broken’ to the coaching staff.

Leonardo said in a statement after the game:

“”David’s injury gives us pain, It’s an important injury. He immediately said it (the tendon) was broken. He immediately understood it was an important problem.”

Due to the length of time needed to recover, this effectively rules Beckham out of the England squad for what would likely be his last World Cup.

All signs point to Beckham bypassing the rest of his loan spell with AC Milan and resuming business with L.A Galaxy again, once fit.

This news will come as a Hammer-blow to Adidas ahead of the World Cup, as Beckham is a marquee player for the Predator line (despite playing recently in a customised pair with elements form the Powerswerve), even having his own colourway and training apparel line.

What’s your take?

Sad to see Becks out? Or will England cope with pacier wide players?

Or maybe you just want to leave a show of support for this tragic turn of events for David Beckham

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  1. says: keven

    D. Beckham, one of my heros growing up. This news hurts dearlly, I was looking forward for his last appearence in the W.C. All my playing habits and my techniques are all taken from hinm. For me, one the greatest footballers to ever play….

    Hopefully its not this serious and he can heal soon.

    Im from L.A. So Galaxy needs hiim….

  2. says: jose luis

    What a shame!!! One of the big stars to follows during WC 2010 is out for an injury. One headache less for defenders and goalkeepers. I hope he gets well soon…

  3. says: Kyle

    channo – very true, I don’t know
    what I’d do if he retired early.

    I’ll never take him for granted again that’s for sure – I promise, Becks, that if you keep playing for Galaxy, I’ll watch every MLS game that ESPN shows. Deal?

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