David Beckham says he hopes to make a “swift and full recovery” from the ruptured Achilles’ tendon, an injury that will could keep him out of the upcoming World Cup.

The England midfielder issued a statement on Monday as he flew to Finland to see a specialist.

The 34-year-old Beckham got hurt on Sunday during the final minutes of AC Milan’s 1-0 win over Chievo Verona. He was by himself in the centre circle when he took a pass with his left foot, stepped back awkwardly and started hopping on his right foot with an expression of pain on his face.

Beckham said that “I am upset but want to thank everyone for their messages of support.”

Beckham, who is on loan at Milan from the Los Angeles Galaxy, added that he hopes “to make a swift and full recovery.”

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