Los Angeles : Los Angeles Galaxy are awaiting an update on David Beckham’s ankle injury before deciding if he will play Wednesday’s SuperLiga semi-final against DC United.
The 32-year-old former England captain has been restricted to only 37 minutes of action on the pitch since joining the Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise.
He missed Sunday’s MLS game at New England Revolution and there are concerns that the long flight back home has caused his ankle to swell.
After the SuperLiga match, the Galaxy next travel to New York to face the Red Bulls Saturday.
The Red Bulls, who attracted a crowd of 12,103 in their last game, have sold 55,000 tickets for the league encounter with Galaxy, touting Beckham as the main attraction.
However, despite Beckham’s continuing absence, MLS officials are confident the fans will be patient.
“I think everyone is arriving at the stadium well aware of his injury and well aware of the possibility that he’s not able to get in that game,” said MLS spokesman Will Kuhns.
“In the realm of sports injuries he hasn’t been out very long and there have been a couple of promising signs that it won’t be long until he comes back.”