Beckham injury doubt

David Beckham is doubtful for Real Madrid’s game against Real Sociedad this weekend after missing training today.

The England captain, according to Real’s official website, suffered a knock on the ribs and will be evaluated later in the week.

Coach Juan Lopez Caro is hoping the midfielder recovers in time for Saturday as Zinedine Zidane is already out of action due to a thigh injury.

Madrid, after last Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Barcelona, are second in the Primera Liga but just two points clear of Valencia and three in front of Osasuna.

Second place guarantees an automatic place in next season’s Champions League while the sides that finish third and fourth will enter the qualifying round for Europe’s elite club competition.

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