David Beckham's Achilles Tendon: Last Chance At World Cup Gone?
David Beckham To Undergo Surgery In Finland To Repair His Injured Achilles Tendon
AC Milan midfielder David Beckham might have to miss this year's World Cup with a torn Achilles tendon. Beckham was injured in the game against Chievo Verona on Sunday. Beckham was handling the ball when all of a sudden he bent down and grabbed his left ankle. Beckham became emotional as he was sidelined for treatment. He was carried away on a stretcher.
Beckham is flying to Finland to have his tendon repaired as thousands of England's fans are holding their breath to hear the final verdict. His surgery will take place either today or Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a rather optimistic statement was posted on Beckham's official website, saying the player hopes to make a swift and full recovery.
David is on his way to Finland to see a specialist and have a scan on the injury.
He is understandably upset but wants to thank everyone for their messages of support.
He hopes to make a swift and full recovery.
Last Chance At World Cup Gone?
At 34, Beckham is at the age when most players seriously consider wrapping up their careers for good. However, Beckham's shape has been praised by many coaches and players for being much sharper than his age would dictate. Despite winning many accolades with his home clubs throughout his career, one prize has always evaded British soccer star. That prize being the coveted World Cup.
Last World Cup did not turn out well for Beckham. In 2006, England advanced from the group stage, but was beaten by Portugal in quarter-finals. Beckham was badly injured in the game. He was substituted, ending up in tears on the bench.
Arguably, the 2010 World Cup would have been Beckham's last chance at winning World Cup with his team. He would be 38 by the time of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Although the oldest player in World Cup history competed at 42 years of age, it is likely Beckham will be history by the time 2014 rolls around.
The 2010 World Cup will take place in South Africa, June 11-July 11.