David Beckam has been spotted limping about the empty soccer field grim-faced on crutches.
Publicity shots captured by the ever-intrusive paparazzi have painted a dismal picture, too!
Becks is not a happy puppy!
Beckham underwent surgery recently in Finland on the heels of learning that he totally tore his achilles heel during a tumble on the field in a match against Chievo when he was on loan to AC Milan.
According to his physcian - Dr. Sakari Orava - the soccer star won't be able to run for at least four months.
In spite of the fact the foot won't take much strain over the next few weeks the prognosis is good.
Just betcha the ever-resilient Beckham will rise up from the ashes like a phoenix!
Many have whispered that Becks may be all washed up, but team mates at Galaxy - where his bread is amply buttered - have rallied in his corner.
"David remains an important player for the Galaxy and we look forward to welcoming him back and assisting in his recovery," stated General Manager Bruce Arena to a posse of curious reporters in recent days.
Barring some unsightly social disease, the sports icon should be able to rustle up endorsements for an underwear ad or two, while he is on the mend.
You go, stud!