Beckham suffers hairline rib fracture

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

England captain David Beckham suffered a broken rib minutes after scoring his team's second goal in the World Cup qualifying game against Wales.

Beckham suffers hairline rib fracture

Manchester:

England captain David Beckham suffered a broken rib minutes after scoring his team's second goal in the World Cup qualifying game against Wales. Team officials said that the England captain was taken to hospital for X-rays after the 2-0 victory on Saturday. England team officials initially said the Real Madrid star had not suffered a break. But they said later that a second X-ray had revealed a hairline fracture. Beckham had an eventful final 15 minutes. He curled a trademark 25-metre shot into the top corner of the net for England's second goal in the 76th minute. Beckham is no stranger to broken bones. In April 2002, he suffered a break to a metatarsal bone in his left foot, which almost cost him a place on England's World Cup team that year. Aldo Duscher, an Argentine defender with Deportivo de La Coruna inflicted the injury in a Champions League game. In May last year, he broke the scaphoid bone in his right hand between the thumb and wrist after England scored a 2-1 victory over South Africa in Durban. (AP)

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