You know, it's kind of amazing to us that nobody brought up this possibility: David Beckham yesterday suffered a possibly serious knee injury.
Beckham was hurt when he collided with the advertising signs behind the goal after running to hit a cross into the goal area. The injury was described on the Real Madrid website as possible ligament damage to the right knee. Beckham tried to run off the injury but could not and had to be substituted.
So, yeah, about that contract. Beckham is scheduled to start play for the Galaxy this July, though it appears he'll be out for two months at the earliest. As much money as they're paying him, it's probably been have worth an extra $6 or 7 mill to tell the guy to sit on his arse for the next few months.
Oh, and Beckham wasn't just diving. We checked.
Injury To Beckham Might Affect Debut [Los Angeles Times]