David Beckham tears Achilles tendon, will likely miss World Cup

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 15, 2010 7:55 am

We’re proud to say at The Ski Channel that we’ve converted many soccer fans to ski fans too. We get readers who confuse our skiing World Cup to the soccer World Cup—they ask us what we’re talking about, and by the end of the conversation, they’re just as passionate about skiing as they are soccer!

So for all you skiers who enjoy soccer when it’s not snowing, here’s some news. David Beckham, 34, has torn his left Achilles tendon and will most likely miss this season’s World Cup in South Africa. He was playing for AC Milan when it happened yesterday. Coach Leonardo said that “Beckahm’s injury makes us feel terrible. He understood immediately that he had torn his [left] Achilles tendon”.

Today, Beckham will see a specialist in Finland to assess the damage. He will likely have surgery today or tomorrow and the recovery process will begin. Initial reports pen recovery time at three months at the least. Rumors are flying that this means the end of his career, but friends of Beckham’s call those claims “out of line”. Nothing more can be said until specialists examine him.

Simon Oliveira, Beckham’s rep, came out saying that “he is understandably upset but wants to thank everyone who has sent messages of support. He hopes to make a swift recovery”.