WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 10, 2009) – The Washington Hospital Center released a statement this afternoon stating that U.S. Men’s National Team forward Charlie Davies has been released from the hospital and will be starting his rehabilitation.
Davies was involved in a single-car accident on the George Washington Parkway on Oct. 13, 2009.
After undergoing surgery Monday to repair a broken left elbow and on Tuesday to stabilize facial fractures, Charlie sat up in bed on Wednesday and was able to take his first steps since the accident on Oct. 13 outside of Washington, D.C., according to his agent Lyle Yorks.
Davies has begun physical rehabilitation, and his spirits have been lifted by the more than 10,000 e-mails of support received from fans in the U.S. and around the world.
Additionally, he has taken calls and received text messages from fellow U.S. MNT players and his teammates from FC Sochaux.
Fans can continue to e-mail their well wishes to CharlieDavies9@yahoo.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 14, 2009) – In light of yesterday’s car accident involving Charlie Davies, the Davies family would like to extend their sincere thanks to everyone for their thoughts, messages and prayers. The tremendous support the family has received is of great comfort and much appreciated at this difficult time. Our thoughts also go out to the families and friends of those involved in the accident.
We would also like to thank all the staff at Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. and the staff at the United States Soccer Federation for all their tremendous efforts.
Charlie is in a serious but stable condition and is resting after extensive surgery. If you would like to send any messages of support to Charlie we have set up an e-mail account at CharlieDavies9@yahoo.com.
Thank you again and we will keep you informed when possible as Charlie continues his recovery.
Davies suffered a lacerated bladder and fractures to the tibia and femur bones in his right leg. He also suffered facial fractures and a left elbow fracture. Davies was air-lifted to the hospital where a team of doctors first repaired a ruptured bladder and then inserted titanium rods in both the tibia, the bone in the lower leg, and the femur, which is the thigh bone, with no complications. Davies will be hospitalized for at least a week and additional surgeries will be required to stabilize his left elbow fracture and possibly the facial fractures.
“Injuries of this nature usually require a recovery period of six to 12 months and extensive rehabilitation,” said U.S. Soccer physician Dr. Dan Kalbac, who is with the team in D.C. and collaborated with the treating doctors. ”Due to Charlie’s fitness level, his prognosis for recovery and his ability to resume high-level competition is substantially improved.”
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With speed and quickness needed to give opponents pause and the ability to stretch defenses by getting behind the back line, Davies is a potent force for any attack. He has added a bit of savvy and defensive awareness to his game as he continues to mature, which he put on display in the 2009 Confederations Cup. His performance for both club and country earned him a summer move to FC Sochaux in the French top flight. A serious car accident in October of 2009 left Davies with several injuries that will require a lengthy recovery process.
- One of only two players to appear in final round qualifying, the Confederations Cup and the Gold Cup in 2009
- His hustle created the goal he scored against Egypt in the last group game of the Confederations Cup, sparking the 3-0 victory
- Scored his first international goal with the full team and also appeared in the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008
- Set the Swedish league on fire in his last full season at Hammarby, scoring 15 goals
Date of Birth
Jun 25, 1986
Randers FC (Denmark)