Days before David Beckham and the L.A. Galaxy are scheduled to take the pitch against Real Salt Lake in MLS Cup 2009, it appears the British star is taking precautions to address a foot injury.
As seen above, TMZ snapped some photos of Beckham while playing football with his kids on Wednesday. In the photos he is wearing a protective boot.
Yet although he's wearing the boot, it appears that Beckham will play in Sunday's championship.
TMZ has learned David is suffering from a "tender foot" -- a result of a "series of knocks" he took to the appendage after an MLS playoff match against Chivas USA earlier this month.During the Galaxy's West final win over the Houston Dynamo, Beckham played all 120 minutes and did not visibly appear to be hindered by any foot or ankle injuries. In the match before that, Beckham played through a lower back injury, but again, nothing appeared to be wrong with his right foot.
A rep from the L.A. Galaxy tells us the foot is already feeling better, and he's "practicing with the team today ahead of Sunday's MLS Cup"
Based on the fact that Beckham has looked fit on the pitch lately -- as well as the fact that Sunday's match is for a title -- it seems likely that he would play. Yet Beckham is also set to return to Europe at the end of the MLS season to join AC Milan, so it would also make sense for him to approach any injuries with a high level of caution.