VIDEO: David Beckham Says Torn Achilles Felt "Like Being Hit By A Hockey Puck"

Apr. 26 2010, Published 12:58 p.m. ET

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Soccer superstar David Beckham opened up about the injury that kept him out of the World Cup, and how he's been making the most of his downtime while recovering, in an appearance on Good Morning America Monday, and has the clip for you. 

Beckham, 34, tore his left Achilles tendon toward the end of a game last month and had to be carted off on a stretcher, essentially knocking him out of the highly-anticipated World Cup competition slated for this summer.

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He said that suffering the injury felt "a lot like being hit by a hockey puck.

"I felt down there and ... I knew what I had done," he said of the moment he realized he was hurt. "It's frustrating -- it's obviously disappointing, because I've been trying to get myself onto the English squad to make the World Cup ... but I'm moving on."

The good news? Beckham said the "silver lining" to his downtime is that he's spending more time with family. He said that while his three sons are big soccer fans, they're also avid baseball, football and basketball enthusiasts, as well. 

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"They're talented little boys, but, whatever they want to do, it doesn't matter," Beckham said. "But it'd be great for them to be involved in sports, because it's such a great thing.



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