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Doctor says Beckham's Achilles' tendon 'totally torn'

Posted: March 15, 2010 12:39 p.m.
Updated: March 15, 2010 12:34 p.m.

AC Milan English soccer star David Beckham leaves the pitch after being injured during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Chievo at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, March 14, 2010. Beckham hobbled off with an apparent left leg injury in the closing minutes of AC Milan's game with Chievo. Italy's Sky TV reported that Beckh...

TURKU, Finland (AP) - The doctor who performed surgery on David Beckham says his left Achilles' tendon was "totally torn."

Surgeon Dr. Sakari Orava says Beckham "is doing well" and that Monday's operation lasted just under an hour at the clinic in Turku, southwestern Finland.

Orava says Beckham "will have to take it very easy during the next two to three weeks or a month and then he will continue with a recuperation program slowly."

He says the foot won't be able to "take much strain" for up to three months.

The 34-year-old former England captain was injured in the closing minutes of AC Milan's 1-0 win over Chievo Verona on Sunday.


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