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Alive and kicking

A year after nearly losing his life, Charlie Davies is regaining his stride

Originally Published: October 7, 2010
By Charlie Davies, as told to Luke Cyphers | ESPN The Magazine

In the fall of 2009, Charlie Davies was on top of the world, having just helped the U.S. national soccer team qualify for the World Cup. But on Oct. 13, everything changed. One day before the Yanks' final match of the qualifying round, Davies suffered severe injuries when the car in which he was riding crashed near Washington, D.C., killing a fellow passenger. Davies broke the fibula, tibia and femur of his right leg (stabilizing the limb required insertion of two titanium rods); tore ...

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