U.S. men's national team news

U.S. player Charlie Davies released from D.C. hospital

November 10, 2009

WASHINGTON -- U.S. national team forward Charlie Davies has been released from a Washington hospital nearly a month after a car accident.

The 23-year-old Davis was released Tuesday. He underwent several surgeries after the Oct. 13 car crash, which killed a 22-year-old passenger. Doctors say he will continue his rehabilitation with the soccer team's medical staff.

In a statement, Dr. James DeBritz of Washington Hospital Center says Davies faces a long recovery. He says it will take extensive physical therapy for Davies to recover from several broken bones, including two in his right leg, and a lacerated bladder. 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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