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Beckham Activated, But Unlikely To Play

David Beckham AC MilanEnglish midfielder and LA Galaxy star David Beckham is finally back.

The former Manchester United man was activated yesterday and is expected to join his MLS side this weekend just in time for the highly anticipated match against Eastern Conference top dogs of Columbus. But don’t expect the league’s highest paid player to make it out on the pitch. The iconic footballer has been activated from the disabled list following his required six week stint, but his coach Bruce Arena has suggested that the long break from football will be a little bit longer. Arena admitted that Beckham was activated simply because his six week period on the side’s injury list had come to an end and the club was basically forced to activate the star simply to avoid having him serve another six week absence from the side.

The Galaxy man was hurt late last European football season when the midfielder was on brief loan with AC Milan hoping to secure a World Cup roster spot with the Three Lions. Sir Golden Balls seriously hurt his knee on a non-contact play and was originally expected to miss the entire MLS season, but that diagnosis was improved a few months back when the healthy footballer was reported to be ahead of his recovery timetable’s original window to return. Now that Beckham is near 100% he hopes to join the squad’s 18 man roster on the bench this weekend.

But Arena suggested that there is still no exact timetable for Beckham’s return, but did suggest that the star will likely be back by the end of September. So don’t expect Becks to be out there this September 11th against Columbus, but in a week or two’s time the popular footballer should be getting consideration for reserve minutes.

And by the end of September expect the Englishman to be playing once again with the starting eleven.  

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