February 2, 2010
UNDER THE KNIFE
Davies undergoes elbow surgery
U.S. international striker Charlie Davies was heading into surgery Tuesday morning to repair his injured elbow that he incurred during a fatal car accident in which he was a passenger in northern Virginia in October.
"Heading into surgery for my elbow," Davies said on his twitter account. "Really tired since it's 6 a.m. Can't wait to be able to bend my arm again! Here we go."
Davies suffered a ruptured bladder, a fractured elbow, broken tibia and femur and facial injuries in the accident.
Davies, who starred at Boston College, is expected to take from six to 12 months to return, although he has said he wants to play in the World Cup in June and July. If he does, that would be considered in some circles a medical miracle.