Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Charlie Davies hopeful of making World Cup squad
ESPNsoccernet, January 26th, 2010 12:30PM
Subscribe to Section 2 Around the Net

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Ives Galarcepvisited with U.S. striker Charlie Davies, who sustained multiple serious injuries (a broken right femur and tibia, a broken left elbow, facial fractures and a lacerated bladder) in a car accident last October -- and reports that the 23-year-old's rehabilitation is going remarkably well.

Davies has undergone six surgeries and has one more scheduled -- a procedure to remove a bone, plate and screws from his left elbow. The prognosis was that he would face a six- to 12-month recovery and extensive rehabilitation. But Davies, who is jogging at a good rate and working on agility drills, hopes to be back on the field with his French club FC Sochaux by April, meaning his chances of playing for the United States in June's World Cup should no longer be seen as a shattered dream, writes Galarcep.

Davies was a passenger in the accident that took the life of another passenger. The mental recovery has been just as difficult as the physical recovery. He acknowledges the mistake he made by breaking curfew with the national team on the night of the accident, and admits to fighting with the lingering doubts and questions about the fateful night in October.

"I couldn't sleep at night for two months," Davies said. "My mind would be racing, just thinking about how it happened and how I let this happen. How did I survive? Why did I survive? Why did I let the girl drive me home? Why couldn't I have taken a cab? When will I be back? Will I be back the same?"

 

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

    ARCHIVES
    FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

    Recent Section 2 Around the Net
    Youth soccer fights back against 49ers    
    Northern California youth soccer advocates, including Santa Clara Youth Soccer League President Tino Silva, have launched ...
    Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25    
    "We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South ...
    How Neymar Played in Childhood    
    Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling ...
    Roma Partnering with U.S. Youth Clubs    
    Italian Serie A club Roma, which has American ownership, aims to forge partnerships with seven U.S. ...
    LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
    Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
    Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
    According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
    Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt    
    Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
    Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
    Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
    Fabian Johnson's 'Spat' with 'Gladbach Coach Favre    
    According to Bild, USA defender Fabian Johnson is in a "spat" with Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien ...
    Serie A to Introduce Goal-Line Technology    
    Serie A will introduce goal-line technology next season after the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) gave its ...
    >> Section 2 Around the Net Archives