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Charlie Davies Update from Washington Hospital Center

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.

Davies Continues Recovery from Oct. 13 Accident

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 23, 2009) - Signs continue to be positive in the beginning of the recovery process for U.S. Men’s National Team forward Charlie Davies.

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.

Charlie Davies Out of Intensive Care Unit

News remains positive on the condition of Charlie Davies, who continues to improve and has been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Davies has been able to receive and speak with visitors. He will have surgery early next week to repair a broken left elbow, and may require operations to deal with facial fractures.

Fans can continue to e-mail their well wishes to CharlieDavies9@yahoo.com

Statement From The Family Of U.S. Men's National Team Forward Charlie Davies

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.

U.S. Men's National Team Forward Charlie Davies Out of Surgery and in Serious but Stable Condition

Davies Suffered Broken Tibia and Femur, Elbow Fracture and Laceration of Bladder

WASHINGTON , D.C. (Oct. 13, 2009) – U.S. National Soccer Team forward Charlie Davies is in serious but stable condition and resting following several hours of surgery at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. to treat injuries suffered in a one-car accident on the George Washington Parkway early Tuesday morning in Northern Virginia.

 

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.”

 

Davies is in Washington, D.C. with the U.S. National Team as the squad prepares for its final 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match, taking place tomorrow against Costa Rica at RFK Stadium.

 

Davies, who has played 17 matches for the USA while scoring four goals, started and played 78 minutes in the USA’s 3-2 victory over Honduras in San Pedro Sula last Saturday that clinched a berth for the United States to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

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
2009: Played in a career-high 13 matches, netting three goals … Appeared in five final round qualifiers, starting four … Started and scored the first goal in the 3-0 win on June 18 against Egypt … Played in four of five matches in South Africa, including the final against Brazil … On Aug. 12, scored nine minutes into his first FIFA World Cup qualifying start, becoming only the fourth U.S. player to score at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City … Appeared in two matches during the USA’s run to the Gold Cup final, scoring in the 4-0 win against Grenada on July 4 in Seattle … Got his first start with the full team in the 3-2 win against Sweden on Jan. 24 at The Home Depot Center in Carson … A passenger in a single car accident on Oct. 13 just outside of Washington, D.C., he suffered a lacerated bladder, fractured right tibia and femur, a fractured elbow, and facial injuries … 2008: Scored his first international goal, getting the U.S. back within striking distance in the 2-1 loss in qualifying to Trinidad & Tobago on Oct. 15 in Port-of-Spain … 2007: Earned his first cap with the Men’s National Team on June 2, 2007, by coming on as a substitute against China … Was part of the 2007 Copa America roster, and played in one game against Colombia in Venezuela … Under-23s: Entered in the final minutes and nearly evened the score in the 2-1 loss to Nigeria in Beijing … Made four appearances during Olympic Qualifying in March … Set up game-winning penalty kick against Honduras in stoppage time to help the U.S. win Group A … Traveled with the U-23s to China to take on the Olympic hosts … Started both matches in China … Scored the third U.S. goal in a 3-3 draw on Dec. 16 … Under-20s: Made 10 appearances in his career for the U-20s … Was a member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team that finished atop Group A at the CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament (in Carson, Calif.) in January 2005 ... Part of Milk Cup roster in 2004 … Also traveled with the team to South Korea for the Busan International Tournament … Under-18s: Member of the U.S. Under-18 National Team that won the 2005 Milk Cup title. First Appearance: June 2, 2007, vs. China … First Goal: Oct. 15, 2008, vs. Trinidad & Tobago.
2009: Moved to FC Sochaux of the French Ligue 1 in July … Came on as a second-half substitute and scored twice in a 3-2 loss to Bordeaux on Aug. 15 … Started six of eight league matches for Sochaux prior to his accident … Had seven goals in 11 games in the first half of the season for Hammarby … 2008: Recorded his best season as a professional, scoring 15 goals that included three multiple-goal games … 2007: Signed with Hammarby IF of Sweden in January 2007, and went on to make 20 league appearances for the team over the course of the year … Scored a hat trick, his first three league goals, in the last game of the season on Oct. 28, 2007 in a 4-0 win over GAIS.

A two-time high school All-American wrestler at Brooks Academy … Is the son of Kofi and Kathleen Davies … Kofi coached Charlie for 10 years … Enjoys music and watching movies … Grateful for the thousands of messages of support he has received during his recovery.

Played for two seasons at Boston College before signing with Hammarby … Earned freshman All-American honors in 2004 and was a finalist for the 2006 Hermann Award.

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