Thursday, August 30, 2007

England rocked by Beckham injury

England have suffered a major injury scare ahead of September's Euro 2008 qualifiers after David Beckham hurt his knee playing for LA Galaxy.

Beckham, 32, was taken off during the Superliga final with Pachuca after twisting his knee in a block tackle.

"At this stage it's hard to tell, but it doesn't feel good," said Beckham.

"A ligament strain is four to six weeks but we'll have to wait for the results of the scan on Friday. If it is four to six, I won't be flying to England."

Beckham, who has had recent problems with an ankle injury, added: "I went into the tackle a little light because of my ankle and tried to compensate for that.

"I'd have been better off not doing it at all. Maybe it's a sign that I need a rest and don't come back until it's right."

England entertain Israel at Wembley on Saturday 8 September and then host Russia four days later.

The Galaxy lost the match to the Mexicans 4-3 on penalties and Beckham, who stayed in the treatment room after half-time, returned to the touchline in a suit when the match went into extra-time.

"I was on the treatment bed," he said. "But when it went to extra-time I wanted to be out there on the field, cheering the lads on as best I could."

Beckham had earlier been quoted as saying that if England reach the Euro 2008 finals in Austria and Switzerland, he will be fitter than he has been at previous international tournaments.

Beckham told the Daily Express: "If we do qualify, I'll be a lot more rested than people playing in the Premier League.

"That is a big advantage of being in the USA, where the fixture calendar is different. It's also the advantage of the shorter season from April to October here.

"If we make it to the finals, I will be a lot fresher going into games."

Source: BBCi

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At 5:54 am, Anonymous janbeckfan Tx said...

I think Becks needs REST... from the Playing, the Pressure which equal STRESS. I hope the Knee isn't as bad as it looks right now.... but he still needs some R&R.
On a Change of subject... i can't find an email address on Galaxy Page... so am writing it here... while i love the Change of the 'new Gear__shirt !! I would like to see them get rid of the Collar (it looks "yesterday") and go for the... ?? Real Madrid neck.... not Because it's RMA, some other Premiere Teams use it ... (see your Pic at top of blog) i just don't know what you call it. I'm also a Spurs fan and hated their Last Year Style shirt....they all looked like they wore a size too small!!!! this year is a little better. Keep up good work!!!

At 12:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy and his wife coming here, all the fan fair and mucho denero!?
What a joke. If he was a race horse they'd have to put him down.
Big waste of money.

At 1:36 pm, Blogger peiyi said...

shut up. what do you know?


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