U.S. Soccer Star Accident: Charlie Davies Injured

October 14, 2009
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In the U.S. soccer star’s accident, Charlie Davies was seriously injured. The U.S. soccer team will be minus one star after the accident left Charlie Davies hospitalized.

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The team made big news after clinching a World Cup berth following their 3-2 victory over Honduras last Saturday. Luckily, a victory in tonight’s game against Costa Rica isn’t necessary to that end. The team would have had to do it without their star forward following a nasty single car wreck that left him in serious condition, and a 22-year-old woman dead.

Early Tuesday morning around 3:15AM Davies and Ashley J. Roberta were passengers in a car on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Virginia. The car was traveling southbound when the accident occurred, which left Roberta dead, and Davies and the driver hospitalized.

After undergoing more than five hours of surgery, Davies’ condition is now being described as stable. U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman Neil Buethe said the injuries could even possibly end his career. He said:

“We don’t know specifically what the surgery is for…Obviously, the players are saddened by the situation and, obviously, hope the surgery goes well for Charlie and that he has a quick recovery.”

Coach Bob Bradley added:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Charlie and his family, as well as the other person in the car and the families of the others involved. … We are relying on each other in a moment that has for sure hit us all hard.”

So far there is no word about what caused the wreck or if alcohol was a factor, however officials say it there were no other cars involved.

I’ve included a video that has photos of the U.S. soccer star’s accident, Charlie Davies in action, and a few words from his coach.

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