Davies update: Out for 6 months to a year

From the US Soccer website:
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.”
Great news. Davies can be expected to resume his playing career and it might be a year or so to achieve complete match fitness through arduous and painstaking rehabilitation which will go through various weight bearing states, progressive resistance exercises, and various forms of ambulation. The pressure will be on but the odds that Davies will see action in the World Cup are slim. The priority is to heal well and avoid all the niggling complications that come from a rushed rehab program.

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