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U.S. soccer star Davies ready to start playing after near-death car accident last year

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

SOCHAUX, France -- American forward Charlie Davies has left a rehabilitation facility and is ready to resume training with Sochaux as he recovers from injuries sustained in a car crash last October.

Davies departed the Cap Sport Centre in Capbreton, where he had been since late February.

"Your boy is finally home!!! Feels so good to be back. Nothing like sleeping in your own bed," he wrote Friday in his Twitter account. "Now just waiting for next week to start!!!"

The 23-year-old was likely to be on the U.S. World Cup roster before a one-vehicle accident Oct. 13 in Virginia. He sustained two broken bones in his right leg, a broken and dislocated left elbow, a broken nose, forehead and eye socket, a fracture in his face, a ruptured bladder and bleeding on his brain.

Davies, who was born in Manchester, N.H., and played for Boston College, hopes to play in games for Sochaux next month.

He has four goals in 17 games with the U.S. national team and was a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team. Davies had two goals in six matches with Sochaux before the accident.