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The young forward is confounding doctors with the speed his recovery is going at. He is targeting a return to les Lionceaux’s first team by the conclusion of the campaign.

Charlie Davies has targeted the end of April as a potential comeback date for Sochaux after suffering a terrible car accident last October that instantly killed one of the passengers in the vehicle he was travelling in.

The American international star had a lengthy list of injuries but is well on the comeback trail, training vigorously and nursing only a problem with his left elbow.

“I think doctors are a little impressed,” he told les Lionceaux’s official website. “We’ve discussed the problems each week and each time they say, 'Oof! You’ve progressed far.’ I think they are optimistic about the fact that I'll play again. They all seem very confident.”

Davies also revealed that he has been in contact with several members of the Sochaux squad since suffering his career-threatening accident. “Yassin Mikari and Jacques Faty call me almost every day,” he smiled. “They are really excited by the speed with which I am coming back. Fred Duplus and Damien Perquis have also sent me messages. It's good to be in contact with them.”

Currently in Capbreton, where the likes of Ashley Cole and Michael Essien are also attempting to overcome problems before the World Cup, Davies is expected to leave for Sochaux in two weeks.

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