And so close to the World Cup, too!
The soccer stud headed off to Finland for surgery today on his Achilles' Tendon by a specialist and now it's highly unlikely he'll be the first English player to appear in the World Cup four times.
It's also a big blow to Major League Soccer in the US as Beckham's the league's biggest draw and it's uncertain when he'll be able to play again.
We wish Becks a speedy recovery!
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