Charlie Davies has not played soccer for the New England Revolution in over three months. He was subbed out of the team's April 27th game against the Portland Timbers and only recently returned to full training.
Davies also dealt with the premature birth of his twin sons, born three months premature they had to spend significant time in NICU before being allowed to go home though all the members of the Davies family are happy and healthy today.
Through all of this FOX Soccer announced that Davies had been diagnosed with liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in the spring though Davies is now in remission. A feature on Davies' battle will be shown during the national FOX telecast pregame show before the SKC-Timbers match at 2PM EST.
The Revolution are no strangers to teammates battling diseases, as defender Kevin Alston battled leukemia in 2013 and was able to return to the playing field. Alston was named the 2013 MLS Comeback Player of the Year.
Davies himself has battled through so much in his career as well, after nearly being killed in a car crash in Washington DC many years ago Davies returned to MLS and the native New Hampshire resident and Boston College grad has found a home back in New England. The forward has totaled 14 goals and 8 assists in a combined four seasons with the Revolution.
Take all the time you need Charlie before getting back on the field, you've earned it. We should note that Davies is on the trip to Orlando and seems to be in high spirits.
All the best Charlie, The Bent Musket Staff.