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David Beckham Expected To Miss Entire 2010 MLS Season With Achilles Injury

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David Beckham Will Likely Miss Entire MLS Season With Achilles Injury

The original news on David Beckham's torn achilles injury was that he was going to miss the World Cup, but he would be back in the MLS around August or September.  That timetable has been extended, because his injury is taking much longer to heal then expected and Beckham will not be fit to play until November.  The only way he would be back with the L.A. Galaxy is if they are in the MLS playoffs.

"I won't be running for another three months, so I will be playing again in, probably, November," Beckham said in a video posted Monday on ABC's website.  Beckham was still on crutches Monday when he went to the studios of "The View."

"My mentality is to kind of push it and get moving and running and soon as possible. But it's an injury that has to take time to heal, It's frustrating. It's obviously disappointing because I've been working for the last two years to get into the English squad (for the World Cup)."

If Beckham is dead set on returning to soccer the next time he would be realistically on the pitch will be in March of 2011 in a 2012 European Championship qualifier against Wales, and that will be contingent of him even making the English national team.

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David Beckham Has Surgery On Achilles, So What's Next?

David Beckham had surgery to repair is torn achilles tendon today and is expected to make a full recovery in four to six months.  Beckham is definitely out for the World Cup and should be ready to return to the L.A. Galaxy sometime in August.  He was originally slated to return to the MLS in July after the World Cup, so he will not be missing too much time away from his primary club.  His recovery will be intense as he will not be able to run until four months out after surgery with another two before he will be fit to play.

The big question is what does this injury mean for the 34 year old aging superstar?  His place on England's World Cup team was to be used as a situational player with his free kicks and precise passing, and not as a starter.  SB Nation's Daily Soccer Fix has this to say about the future of David Beckham:

We’ll see Beckham again in a Galaxy shirt. And this will increase the chances that Beckham plays in Major League Soccer in 2011. His time in an England shirt and in an AC Milan kit are almost surely over. 

If Beckham returns only to the MLS then this injury could be a blessing in disguise for the league since Beckham is still a big draw in the United States, and he can help continue to help grow U.S. soccer.  

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David Beckham Will Be Out 5-6 Months, Career Now In Jeopardy

It is official: David Beckham ruptured his left Achilles' tendon on Sunday while playing for AC Milan. Team officials have confirmed he will miss 5-6 months after his surgery, which is scheduled for Monday, ruling the English star out of the 2010 World Cup.

"David realized straightaway what had happened," Milan Coach Leonardo said. "He understood that it was a serious problem and he said so immediately. It's such a great shame. He's a great lad who makes a huge contribution to the team."

The injury, which happened seemingly harmlessly, as Beckham was simply shifting weight while possessing the ball,could mean the end to the superstar's career. He is set to return to the L.A. Galaxy this summer, for his fourth season, but even that is now in doubt. 

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