It was a scary night for David Beckham and for U.S. soccer fans.
Oh, wait. There are none of those. It was scary David Beckham, okay?
The soccer star had better start looking into that acting career he talks about after suffering a knee injury Sunday night during his team’s match in Madrid, Spain, after crashing into advertising signs near the opposing team’s goal.
“It looks serious but I do not want to say how bad until the doctors do the scan,” Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello said after the match.
After the injury, Beckham, 31, tried to play on but limped off in the 63rd-minute. He was later diagnosed as damaging the lateral internal ligament of his right leg and is undergoing further tests Monday.
The injury could impact plans for the soccer star, his wife, Victoria Beckham, and their three children to move to America later this year.
Fortunately, the latter’s huge breasts did not sustain any injury.
“The day started so well with a birthday party for his son,” a family friend said. “But it ended with medical scans. Both David and Victoria are extremely anxious at the moment, waiting to hear what the results will be,” adds the friend. “It’s not a good day for the family.”
In January, Beckham inked a five-year deal with the L.A. Galaxy of Major League Soccer that is worth up to $250 million with endorsements.
Last week it was announced that Victoria Beckham, 32, would star in a six-part reality show on NBC about her move to America.
Before the match on Sunday, the couple had taken sons Brooklyn, 8, Romeo, 4, and Cruz, 2 to a Madrid burger joint.
“The kids had a ball. It was Brooklyn’s eighth birthday party,” says the friend. “And all his school friends were there too.”
“It’s difficult to know what is going to happen now,” says the Beckham friend. “Everyone is praying this is not major.”
Same with Nicole Richie‘s “injury.” We hope she gets back to “work” real soon.