Beckham: European loan unlikely this season

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CARSON, Calif. -- Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has said that it is unlikely he will return to Europe on loan this season as he continues to recover from an Achilles injury.

Beckham joined the Galaxy from Real Madrid in 2007, but has spent the last two seasons on loan at AC Milan in the hopes of regaining a place in the England squad.

The 35-year-old Beckham suffered a ruptured Achilles during his last stint at the San Siro earlier this year, and having just returned to the Galaxy lineup on September 11 against the Columbus Crew, Beckham's main concern is getting back to full health.

When asked in an interview by fifa.com if he expected to return to Europe on loan this season, Beckham said: "I don't think so. I'll never say never, but after my injury I need to really focus on getting my full fitness back.

"Physically I need to get myself back in order after a very long time out of the game. I can't say for sure, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see."

After making two substitute appearances Beckham played the full 90 minutes against Red Bull New York in a 2-0 defeat last Friday for the Galaxy.


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