Charlie Davies injury update

U.S. forward Davies out of intensive care

October 19, 2009

WASHINGTON -- U.S. national team forward Charlie Davies has been moved out of intensive care as he recovers from serious injuries after a car accident.

The U.S. Soccer Federation says Davies is now able to receive visitors. He will have surgery early next week to repair a broken left elbow and may require operations to repair facial fractures.

Davies is listed in fair condition at Washington Hospital Center Medstar.

Davies broke several bones, including two in his right leg, and sustained a lacerated bladder from the accident, which occurred last week when the U.S. team was in Washington for a World Cup qualifying game.

Davies is expected to need six to 12 months to recover, essentially ruling him out for the World Cup, which begins in South Africa in June.


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