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U.S. soccer star released from hospital



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    Davies has another year without this.

    U.S. soccer star Charlie Davies is out of the National Rehabilitation Hospital almost a month after a deadly crash on the George Washington Parkway.

    Doctors released the forward on Tuesday. Davies still has a long recovery ahead of him.

    “I continue to improve every day and I look forward to getting back on my feet and attacking rehabilitation,” he said.

    The 23-year-old forward for the U.S. national team and FC Sochaux of France's Ligue 1 will miss at least a year of soccer action -- most importantly the World Cup.

    A woman died in the crash, which took place early the morning of Oct. 13, when Davies was in the area for a World Cup qualifier at RFK Stadium. The SUV Davies was in struck a metal railing and split in two, police said.

    Davies, who broke several bones in his leg and suffered a lacerated bladder, is lucky to be alive.

    Davies reportedly was not driving. Thre crash is still under investigation.