David Beckham will miss England’s Euro 2008 qualifiers in September with a knee ligament injury.
The LA Galaxy midfielder is expected to be out for six weeks after injuring his knee in LA Galaxy’s Superliga final defeat to Pachuca on Wednesday.
After a scan on Thursday, the team said in a statement that Beckham had suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
The Galaxy’s website said: “Beckham was diagnosed with a sprained right knee and is scheduled to undergo further tests to determine the extent of the injury today but said after the match that he felt discomfort.”
“He now might miss some significant time for the Galaxy and England.”
England boss Steve McClaren names his squad for the crucial Euro 2008 qualifiers on Friday.