Well, Becks had to sit out another game.
Juan Roman Lopez Caro refused to explain why he sent midfielder David Beckham to the bench for Real Madrid's scoreless draw with Real Betis.
"I do not have to give explanations for my decisions," said Lopez Caro. "There are many players who remain outside the team, not only Beckham.
"But I must say that David is an exceptional professional, I am very happy with his work, but there is much competition and Cicinho is at a good level."
Doesn't sound too good to me. Maybe it was the bruised ribs, or maybe Beckham's form is slipping - in which case it was a bruised ego!