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Davies: 'I've come a long way' [VIDEO]
by Paul Kennedy, February 18th, 2010 1:27PM
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TAGS:  americans abroad, france, men's national team, world cup


[AMERICANS ABROAD] Charlie Davies is back in France at Sochaux four months after being seriously injured in a car accident that took the life of another passenger in Northern Virginia on the eve of the USA-Costa Rica World Cup qualifier.

In a lengthy and quite revealing interview for the Sochaux web site, Davies talks about his injuries, his most difficult moments, his rehabilitation and his goal to be able to play for Sochaux again this season.

"I have come a long way," he said. "I'd say I am probably a month away from being able to train with the team regularly and then I need a little more time to be able to get match-fit again. So I'd say I am not too far away from playing again."

He heads next week for strength training to get his body back in shape and be able to run again at full strength.

"I'll do whatever it takes to be able to play for Sochaux this year," he said.

He has come along way from the beginning of rehab when he was just happy to be able to stand for more than five minutes and walk more than two meters.

(The French daily Le Pays reported Thursday that Davies told his Sochaux teammates the injury that still bothers him the most is the one to his left elbow. He had screws placed in his left elbow as a result of his injuries.)

Davies will be in the stands Sunday to watch Sochaux at home against French giant Lyon for the first match he has seen live since the accident.

"I will be excited and a little bit nervous." he said.

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