Becks' Ankle Better; Could Play Tonight

But he won't be reckless, warns soccer star
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Aug 9, 2007 6:29 AM CDT
Los Angeles Galaxy's midfielder David Beckham adjusts his shorts during a team practice at RFK Stadium, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007 in Washington. Galaxy and D.C. United will play in a soccer game tomorrow...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Big-ticket Galaxy star David Beckham says the prognosis is "looking up" for an ankle that sidelined him for his US debut—and there's even a chance he could play as early as tonight. His match against D.C. United at RFK stadium is already sold out.

"I can see the light at the end of the tunnel," said the import megastar.  But Becks warned that he might not be bending it too far. "I don't want to set myself back another five or six weeks for 20 minutes on the field," he said.