Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Davies expects to make full recovery
by Paul Kennedy, November 30th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

In his first interview since being seriously injured in a car accident that killed another passenger, U.S. national team forward Charlie Davies said he expected to make a full recovery. Asked by Jeremy Schaap on ESPN's "SportsCenter," "By the World Cup?", Davies responded, "By the World Cup."

"They think I'm going to make a full recovery and the doctors said they'll be looking forward to seeing the World Cup this summer," said Davies.

Asked what it was like to survive an accident that killed someone else, "I mean, that's hard to say. I know I've become a lot more emotional since the accident, and it's definitely one of those things that really shakes you up and has me thinking at night a lot. My mind will be racing, and it's one of those things that I think eventually I'll get over, but it's definitely a difficult time and it's a time that's made me grow as a person."

Schaap interviewed Davies in Delaware, where the U.S. striker is continuing his rehabilitation under the direction of Jim Hashimoto, U.S. Soccer's head rehabilitation trainer. Also working with Hashimoto is injured U.S. defender Oguchi Onyewu.

Sochaux president Alexandre Lacombe told lequipe.fr, the web site of French sports daily L'Equipe, Sunday that Davies "might be able to begin jogging in February" but that it was too soon to talk about a date when he could begin playing again.

Lacombe added that Davies should remain in Delaware until the end of December or beginning of January before returning to France to continue his rehabilitation. "He is recovering rather quickly and well even if he cannot walk on his own," said Lacombe.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati    
"Carli's performance was as good as any performance in a World Cup final by any man ...
Awards: Lloyd named top player, Solo top keeper    
Carli Lloyd, whose stunning hat trick led the USA to the Women's World Cup title with ...
Turning Points | It takes an entire team of stars    
In the end, Carli Lloyd was the star, scoring six of the USA's last nine goals ...
What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd    
"I just completely zoned out and dreamed of playing in a World Cup final and visualized ...
USA-Japan takeaways: 15ers peak at right time    
The adage of growing stronger as a tournament unfolds was borne out Sunday when the USA ...
NASL Weekend: Ottawa extends record shutout streak    
The Ottawa Fury opened the NASL fall season with a 2-0 win over Jacksonville Armada FC ...
USL Weekend: Switchbacks make it six in a row    
Miguel Gonzalez scored two second-half goals to lead the Colorado Springs Switchbacks to a 2-0 win ...
What They're Saying: Norio Sasaki    
"My players have given their all in every match, and overall they've had a great tournament ...
NWSL Weekend: Reign pulls even with Red Stars    
The Seattle Reign's 1-1 tie at the Western New York Flash was enough to earn it ...
Video Pick: Gonzalo Higuain strike another awful PK    
Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain had a pretty good season for his club Napoli with 18 goals for ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives