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Doctor says Beckham recovering well

Former England captain David Beckham was in “good spirits” and will be up on crutches on Tuesday aftter surgery to fix a ruptured Achilles tendon, his surgeon said.

sports Updated: Mar 17, 2010 00:52 IST

Former England captain David Beckham was in “good spirits” and will be up on crutches on Tuesday aftter surgery to fix a ruptured Achilles tendon, his surgeon said.

“The patient is doing well and is in good spirits,” orthopedic surgeon Sakari Orava said over telephone. “Today, we will practice walking with crutches.”

The midfielder flew to the Finnish city of Turku in a private plane on Monday for an operation at the sports injury clinic of Mehilaeinen hospital. Orava said Beckham's leg would be in a cast for three-to-four months and in a support for around the same time.