Monday, March 15, 2010

David Beckham Injury Photos and Report: Torn Achilles Tendon

In the AC Milan 1-0 AC Chievo, David Beckham suffered a torn Achilles tendon in his left foot, photos of which can be seen below. The injury occurred when Beckham was by himself with the ball at his feet. He shifted his weight and immediately realized there was a problem, reaching his hand down to his left heel.

David Beckham then stood up and snapped his wrists like he was breaking a twig in half in a gesture to show the sideline that he knew his Achilles tendon was broken.




Visibly in pain and in tears, Beckham went to the sideline for medical attention, leaving Milan with 10 men because all three substitutes had already been used.






Consultant sports physician Dr Tom Crisp said, "It's remotely possible he may be running in three months. The chances of him being fit to play for England are non-existent." AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani said that the Englishman will be out for "probably five or six months".



Beckham was unchallenged when he suffered the injury and hobbled off in pain before being stretchered away.



AC Milan's club physician, Jean Pierre Meersseman said that Beckham will fly to Finland on Monday for surgery, where he will be treated by specialist surgeon Sakari Orava. "He'll go to Finland tomorrow and will be operated on probably tomorrow afternoon or Tuesday morning," Meersseman said. Credits to bbc.co.uk for the photos of David Beckham's injury (broken Achilles tendon).

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