As you get older your body does not recover as quickly from injuries as it did when you were younger. That is the case with David Beckham.
Beckham, who ruptured this Achilles tendon in March while playing for AC Milan, was initially expected to be back playing for the LA Galaxy in September. But the recovery is going slower than expected and Beckham does not expect to be ready to play until November.
“I won’t be running for another three months, so I will be playing again in, probably, November. 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 obviously disappointing because I’ve been working for the last two years to get into the English squad (for the World Cup).”
“At the moment, it’s just getting the motion back into the ankle, the tendon, because it’s still repairing,” Beckham said on the MLS website. “I’m trying to get mobilization back into the ankle.”
The Galaxy have not appeared to miss Beckham this season as they are off to a 4-0-1 start ans sit atop the Western Conference. If Beckham misses all the 2010 MLS season and then heads back to Milan in January for another loan spell, will we ever see him in the MLS again?