Fabio Capello will now be free of any awkward sentimental decisions going into the World Cup in South Africa after David Beckham ruptured his achilles tendon with two minutes remaining of AC Milan’s Serie A match with Chievo last night.
The 34-year-old left the pitch telling the AC Milan bench “It’s broken, it’s broken” and now reportedly faces a fight to save his football career.
Goldenballs will fly to Finland for surgery today and the injury dominates both the front and back pages of the papers. The Rossoneri have confirmed Beckham snapped the tendon in his left leg and a six month lay-off seems the best case scenario.
Incredibly, no one was near David Beckham – video of the incident can be seen here.