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Davies expects to make full recovery
by Paul Kennedy, November 30th, 2009 7AM

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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.


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