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