English football star David Beckham will be sidelined for around four weeks after suffering a right knee injury playing for Spanish side Real Madrid on Sunday.
The team announced Monday that the 31-year-old Beckham strained the internal lateral ligament in his right knee when he collided with advertising signs behind the goal after attempting a crossing pass into the goal area.
He continued playing after the collision, but was in obvious pain and limped off the field in the 69th minute.
On January 11, Beckham signed a five-year, $250 million contract to join Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy after his contract with Real Madrid expires June 30. The MLS has not commented on the injury.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Bloomberg.