Monday, 15th March 2010

AC Milan and England have been handed a bitter blow after David Beckham limped off with a torn Achilles tendon in a Serie A match against Chievo on Sunday. The 34-year-old was hoping to become the first Englishman to appear in four World Cup finals, but is now unlikely to take part in anymore action this season. Although Milan have succeeded in cutting Inter Milan’s lead at the top of the league to just a single point, manager Leonardo was considerably affected by his loan player’s unfortunate injury.

It was a unique evening, but David’s injury makes us feel bad, the win is exciting, but his injury makes us celebrate less,” Leonardo said on the club’s official website. “We all know the great contribution of David, he’s also an extraordinary lad. On the pitch he had already understood the extent of the injury, he felt a pull in his tendon and the muscle was going up. Pity, for us it’s a tough blow.”

Aside from England and Milan’s disappointment of losing a quality player, there are genuine fears that such an injury could spell the end to Beckham’s sterling career.


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