D.C. United has agreed to take Charlie Davies on loan from France's Sochaux but wants to evaluate how far the American forward has progressed in his comeback from a near-fatal car crash before deciding whether to finalize the deal.
The Major League Soccer team said the 24-year-old is expected to report to the team today in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where it is practicing ahead of the start of the MLS season in March. Davies will train with D.C. United and be evaluated by team doctors.
Davies has not played in a competitive match since a World Cup qualifier at Honduras on Oct. 10, 2009. Three days later, a car crash on the George Washington Parkway in Virginia left another passenger dead. Davies, also a passenger, had a broken and dislocated left elbow, a broken right femur, tibia and fibula, and a broken nose, forehead and eye socket. He also was left with a ruptured bladder and bleeding on the brain.
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