Galaxy issue statement on David Beckham

CARSON, Calif. -- The following statement is from LA Galaxy General Manager and Head Coach Bruce Arena regarding midfielder David Beckham, who injured his left Achilles' tendon during AC Milan's 1-0 win over Chievo Verona on Sunday at the San Siro in Milan, Italy.

"Injuries are an unfortunate part of our game and they are even more disappointing when they happen to a player who was so close to realizing his dream of representing his nation at this summer's World Cup," said Arena. "We will give David our complete support to make sure that he is able to get himself back to full health before he returns to the field. David remains an important player for the Galaxy and we look forward to welcoming him back to the club and assisting him in his recovery."