MADRID, Spain (AP) - Los Angeles Galaxy-bound soccer star David
Beckham could be out for up to two months after injuring his knee
during a Spanish league game.
Beckham, whose recent five-year contract with the Galaxy is
worth about $27.5 million in base salary, awaited the results
Monday of a scan on his injured knee.
The 31-year-old midfielder with Real Madrid injured a ligament
during a 1-1 draw with Getafe in the Spanish league on Sunday, and
limped off the field. Beckham's current contract with Real Madrid
ends June 30, and the Galaxy had expected he would join the team in
Beckham was substituted in the 69th minute, 37 minutes after
teammate Jose Antonio Reyes was carried off on a stretcher after
suffering the same injury to his left knee.
"Neither of them will play in Germany," Madrid manager Fabio
Capello said after the match. "One of the injuries is serious and
the other could be something important. We will have to see."
Capello also ruled Beckham out of Madrid's Spanish league match
against second-placed FC Barcelona on Saturday.
Any chance of Beckham returning to the England squad for the European
championships qualifiers later this month is also in doubt.