"Having the time off gave me the chance to do things I couldn't do while I was playing. I went to Afghanistan to visit the troops for four or five days, which is one thing I always wanted to do and I've never been able to do." Soccer star and model David Beckham used his recent injury time wisely. The former England superstar, who now plays for the L.A. Galaxy in America, has only just returned to the field after rupturing his Achilles tendon in March (10).