Celebrated English footballer, David Beckham cannot play for England in 2010 due to an injured Achilles heel.
by Carol Ann Duffy
Myth’s river- where his mother dipped him, fished him, a slippery golden boy- flowed on, his name on its lips. Without him, it was prophesied, they would not take Troy. Women hid him, concealed him in girls’ sarongs; days of sweetmeats, spices, silver song... but when Odysseus came, with an athlete’s build, a sword and a shield, he followed him to the battlefield, the crowd’s roar, and it was sport, not war, his charmed foot on the ball... but then his heel, his heel, his heel...