February 18, 2010
CLOSE TO COMEBACK
Davies plans to train in a month
It what may be deemed a remarkable comeback if he is indeed able to pull it off, U.S. national team forward Charlie Dvies says he plans to start training with his French club team Sochaux in about a month.
Davies underwent surgery Feb. 2 for his injured elbow, which that he incurred during a fatal car accident in which he was a passenger in northern Virginia in October.
Davies suffered a ruptured bladder, a fractured elbow, broken tibia and femur and facial injuries in the accident.
Davies, who was rehabbing in Delaware is already back in France, where he will continue rehabilitation work. He hopes to be in the lineup for his club team before the end of the Ligue 1 season in May.
"I've come a long way," he said during a video interview posted Thursday on Sochaux’s team web site. "I'd say I'm probably a month away from being able to train with the team regularly, and then I need a little more time to be able to get match-fit again. So, you know, I'd say I'm not too far away from being able to play again."
Davies, a native of new Hampshire, who starred at Boston College has made 17 appearances with the U.S. National team and also played for the U.S. during the 2006 Olympics.