Now we know what can make a tough footballer cry.

David Beckham injured

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During the closing minutes of AC Milan’s 1-0 win over Chievo Verona on Sunday, David Beckham tore his Achilles tendon while he was on the field. In tears, he hopped over to the sideline for medical attention.

“The doctor said the tendon’s a little bit torn but we don’t know if it’s completely broken or just partially,” specialist surgeon Dr. Sakari Orava said. “Very much depends on how much has been torn and exactly where… It will have a big impact on the final result and when the person is ready to train hard.”

On Monday morning, he caught a plane to Finland for surgery. And yes, he will miss the World Cup. Double ouch!

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