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U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

March 18, 2010
BACK IN TRAINING
Davies ends his rehab


Charlie Davies will return to his Rrench team, Sochaux, Friday.
Charlie Davies will return to his Rrench team, Sochaux, Friday.
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Here it is not even the end of March and U.S. international forward Charlie Davies has ended his rehab and headed back to training with Sochaux in the French First Division.

He leaves for his club Friday.

Davies, who still has hopes of making the U.S. National Team for the World Cup, completed his rehab from injuries he suffered in a fatal car accident in which he was a passenger in northern Virginia in October.

"It's official!," Davies said on twitter Thursday afternoon. "I'm done with rehab!!! Leaving for Sochaux tomorrow! Who said I couldn't be back training so soon!? Let's go!! God Bless!!"

Davies suffered a ruptured bladder, a fractured elbow, broken tibia and femur and facial injuries in the accident.

On his twitter account, U.S. international midfielder Stuart Holden said, "Watch out people, my boy @charliedavies9 is baccck on the field! hard work pays off bro! Cant wait to watch u play."

U.S. national coach Bob Bradley will pick the U.S. team in May. All rosters must be in to FIFA by May 16.

Earlier this month, Bradley talked about Davies' commitment.

"The most important thing that you get when you hear Charlie talk is the positive attitude that he has, the determination that he has," he said. "It shows up in his rehab. It shows up in terms of his new attitude on a lot of things. When you have that kind of mentality, that attitude, you always have a chance.

"The reminder for anyone is that just any athlete coming back from an injury. If it's 100 steps to get back to the level that you are playing at, the last steps are the hardest and are the ones most difficult to predict on how long they take."
   
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