Injured Davies OK With U.S. World Cup Snub

Injured Davies OK With U.S. World Cup Snub

There was a Grimm ending Tuesday to a fairy-tale comeback, when injured forward Charlie Davies was left off the initial, 30-man United States roster in preparation for the World Cup next month in South Africa.

Davies had been a developing star with the national team, a fleet attacker who came of age last summer at the Confederations Cup as the perfect complement for the more stationary forward, Jozy Altidore. But he was a passenger last November in an early-morning, fatal car accident in Virginia, while breaking curfew before a qualifying match against Costa Rica at RFK Stadium.

Davies embarked on an intense recovery program, and maintained hope all along that he would be selected to play in South Africa starting in June.

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