CARSON, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- David Beckham likely will miss the rest of his first season with the Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.
The mid-fielder never got untracked after signing a five-year, $32.5 million contract with the Galaxy in July. He missed LA’s first four games because of a left-ankle sprain and suffered a right-knee sprain in Wednesday's SuperLiga final against Pachuca.
"From the start, we said that this is not an exact science and this is sports," said Galaxy President and General Manager Alexi Lalas on the MLS Web site Saturday. "Injuries are a part of sports. There is a risk always when you're signing players that they could get injured. We're disappointed (and) I know that the fans are disappointed, but right now we have to concentrate not only on getting him better but also making sure that our team is successful."
Beckham has an outside chance of playing again in six weeks if the Galaxy (3-10-5) somehow qualify for the playoffs.