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By FRANCO PANIZO
Charlie Davies looks set to take the next step in his remarkable comeback by resuming regular training with French club Sochaux in the next week or two.
Davies sat down with Sochaux's website and gave an update about the progress he is making at the Cap Sport Rehabilitation Center in Cap Breton, France, where he has spent the last two-and-a-half weeks rehabbing. According to Davies, doctors have told him he continues to make excellent progress, and Davies believes he will return to training in the near future.
"I'm outside running at a good pace, as far as jogging, cutting, agility and playing with the ball," said Davies. "I'm starting to dribble and trying to get the movements back. By the end of next week, I'll think I'll be pretty confident to end up joining the team again in training. That will be probably a bit frustrating in the beginning, to train with the guys, but each day that I get to touch the ball, it will become easier and easier. So I can say that things are going well."
Currently rehabbing at the same rehabilitation center as Chelsea duo Ashley Cole and Michael Essien, Davies' said his main goal is to be sprinting by the end of next week, and the U.S. international also admitted that he's confident about playing in some matches before the end of the season.
"I definitely feel that I'm able to get back towards the end of April. I feel really confident that I'll be back to myself as far as physical able to run, cut, shoot and do everything that I could before," said Davies. "Right now it's just continuing day by day. I put pressure on myself to try to come back."