A Japanese Surgeon is preparing to fly to Finland today to carry out the world's first achilles tendon transplant on David Beckham. It will revolutionise the world of football injuries and means that David Beckham will play for England.
It involves replacing David's existing leg with a mechanical one and putting his real leg in the bin. It is a risky operation because it is not known if the mechanical leg will be accepted as legal by the International football association.
There is a chance that it will be considered cheating, like the legs used by Para-olympians who also want to participate in able bodied races.
David is thouroughly looking forward to the amputation because he thinks it could extend his career by at least 80 years. He has been told that to get the full benefit of his new leg, it really should be accompanied by another mechanical leg. One mechanical leg might look a bit strange when he's doing modelling for Brand Beckham.
Professor Yoki Tiko says that he is doing experiments in which he transplants entire people with entire other people. Friends of David think he might be interested in that too, because now his wife is getting a bit old he might like to replace her with a new model...one that eats like a real person.
Professor Tiko says his mechanical exploration is far from over. He hopes one day to have an entire world made of mechanical people, and dogs and cats. Not just mechanical David Beckham's.
By Katarina Frogpond.