Charlie Davies, the 23 year old American striker who was in a devastating car crash on October 13, is planning on being back with his French club team, Sochaux, by the end of April. Davies, who burst onto the men's national team scene last year, suffered a broken right tibia and femur, facial fractures, required surgery on his left elbow, and lacerated his bladder in a wreck in Washington DC days before the US was set to play their World Cup Qualifying match against Costa Rica.
Charlie Davies has targeted the end of April as a potential comeback date for Sochaux after suffering a terrible car accident last October that instantly killed one of the passengers in the vehicle he was travelling in.
The American international star had a lengthy list of injuries but is well on the comeback trail, training vigorously and nursing only a problem with his left elbow.
“I think doctors are a little impressed,” he told les Lionceaux’s official website. “We’ve discussed the problems each week and each time they say, 'Oof! You’ve progressed far.’ I think they are optimistic about the fact that I'll play again. They all seem very confident.”
While his status for the World Cup was originally in doubt, Davies' speedy recovery has him planning his return well before soccer's biggest event gets underway. He is one of four US stars (the others being Oguchi Onyewu, Clint Dempsey, and Stuart Holden) racing to heal from injury and regain form before June's World Cup in South Africa.