U.S. national team forward Charlie Davies is in surgery after a single-car accident in the Washington, D.C., area.
U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman Neil Buethe says Davies was in stable condition and that his injuries are not life-threatening. Davies, who plays for the French club Sochaux, was expected to required more than 5 hours of surgery at Washington Hospital Center.
One person died in the accident, which took place at about 3:15 a.m. Tuesday in the southbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Virginia. The U.S. Park Police identified the fatality as Ashley J. Roberta, 22, of Phoenix, Md.
U.S. Park Police Sgt. David Schlosser said there were three people in the car and that Roberta was not the driver. Davies and another passenger were taken to Washington Hospital Center Medstar, one by land and one by helicopter, Schlosser said.
Born in Manchester, N.H., Davies played for Boston College before turning pro in 2006. Davies has four goals in 17 international appearances and started Saturday when the U.S. won 3-2 at Honduras to clinch its sixth straight World Cup berth. He was a member of last year's American Olympic team.
"Obviously, as a team we were saddened to learn this news," U.S. coach Bob Bradley said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Charlie and his family, as well as the people in the car and the families of the others involved. As a team, we are relying on each other in a moment that has for sure hit us all hard."
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