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Faty, a great friend of the American, is looking forward to seeing his cohort back involved in competitive action again.

Charlie Davies is nearly ready for first team football once again after being seriously injured in a car accident last autumn, and Sochaux team-mate Jacques Faty has described the return of the striker as miraculous.

Davies was left with a whole catalog of injuries when he was involved in an incident that killed one of the passengers in the vehicle he was traveling in. He is hoping to be playing for les Lionceaux before the conclusion of the campaign and still holds out hope that he could yet travel to the World Cup – but the fact that the American is playing at all is remarkable, according to Faty.

Asked by Ligue 1’s official website of the situation, the former Olympique de Marseille defender replied: “Well my first feeling is that it reinforced my belief in God. But it’s just great to see him again and to see him running because there were no guarantees that he would play football again. Out there on the pitch, he’s showing that he can play a bit, make passes, run and almost train normally. So I’m very happy – it’s like a miracle quite simply.

“It’s also important for people to be careful when they drive and to look after themselves.”

After initially stating his desire to be fit for the end of April, Davies’ return has been pushed back to early May, when he is hoping to turn out against Girondins de Bordeaux and Auxerre in the club’s last two Ligue 1 matches of the campaign.

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