October 13, 2009

Heartbreaking blow, dreams dashed

Breaking news is spreading like wildfire, Charlie Davies was just involved in a horrible car accident.

"U.S. national team forward Charlie Davies had several broken bones and a lacerated bladder after a one-vehicle accident Tuesday in which another person was killed.
Davies underwent several hours of surgery at Washington Hospital Center Medstar, where he was listed in serious but stable condition. The injuries make it unlikely Davis will play in next year's World Cup.
"The car was pretty much split in half," Schlosser said, according to The Washington Post.
Davies was airlifted to the hospital after the accident, where a team of doctors first repaired the ruptured bladder and then inserted titanium rods in both broken leg bones. A statement released by USSF said the procedure was performed "with no complications." (soccernet)
Both legs broken, facial fractures, lacerated bladder.

This is absolutely bad news for the USMNT that just qualified for the World Cup days ago. With one qualifier left, the bigger question is whether or not Davies will be fit next summer. With the World Cup set to start 8 months from now, the recovery and rehab involved for injuries this significant do not present a good situation for Davies. 

This is heartbreaking. Davies was a big part of the US shock in the Confed Cup, and he recently helped inject confidence into the national side, who could really use his talent and potential.

Godspeed and get well Charlie.

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