David Beckham won’t be bending it like himself anytime soon.
The world-famous soccer star hobbled off the field in tears Sunday (Mar. 14) after rupturing his Achilles tendon. The injury will sideline Beckham for five to eight months, which dashes the midfielder’s hopes for playing in his fourth World Cup this summer in South Africa.
]]>Jean Pierre Meersseman, Milan’s team doctor, told the Times of London. Beckham, who suffered the injury while playing for AC Milan on loan from the L.A. Galaxy, was devastated. “He came into the dressing room and I could see he was in tears,” according to defender Ignazio Abate. “Seeing a man like him in that state really moved me. It’s a sad, sad day.” Beckham had worked for the past three years to have an opportunity to be on England’s World Cup squad. Had he been picked, he would have been the first English player to appear in four World Cups. The 34-year-old soccer player had another good reason to be in tears. This could very well be a career-ending injury. “David’s injury makes us sick,” said Leonardo, the Milan coach. “When I think of his personal history, everything I know about him, how hard he works, I feel so bad for him.” Time will tell if Beckham will return to the Galaxy — or soccer in general. As of now, Beckham is scheduled to fly to Turku, Finland on Monday for surgery. Follow Zap2it’s Dish Rag on Twitter and Facebook and follow Zap2itChristine on Twitter for the latest celebrity news and buzz.