Beasley on the comeback trail, eyeing late-April returnMarch 26, 2008 • By Soccer By Ives
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U.S. national team midfielder DaMarcus Beasley is on the comeback trail and is ahead of schedule in his recovery from torn knee ligaments suffered last November. He has already begun running and is hoping to be back in time to see action for Scottish power Rangers by late April or early May.
"It’s only been three and a half months and the injury’s supposed to be six months, so I am definitely ahead of schedule," Beasley told The Herald of Scotland. "I’m not going to rush anything, I’m going to take it day by day."
Beasley quick recovery could help him be back in time for the U.S. national team’s busy summer schedule of games, which includes friendlies against England and Spain, as well as World Cup qualifying matches. He must also be considered a candidate to be chosen as one of the three over-age players for the U.S. Olympic team.
Beasley suffered torn knee ligaments during Rangers’ Champions League match vs. Stuttgart on Nov. 27.