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LA Galaxy's Beckham may miss Chelsea clash

LA Galaxy signing David Beckham may miss his debut against Chelsea.

The 32-year-old is in line to make his bow against the Blues on Saturday but has been nursing left ankle ligament damage he suffered during England's Euro 2008 qualifier against Estonia in June and subsequently aggravated as Real Madrid won the Spanish league title.

The ankle swelled up during the flight from London to Los Angeles last Thursday and despite a weekend of massage and treatment, Beckham could not take a full part in Galaxy's open training session at the Home Depot Center last night in front of around 2,000 fans.

Speaking after training, Galaxy head coach Frank Yallop said the situation was being monitored regularly.

"Right now, he's day to day," Yallop said.

"He's not done too much the last two days. His ankle is quite swollen but we're hoping it recovers quickly and he can have some part in the game on Saturday."

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