WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 14: Charlie Davies #9 of D.C. United leaves with an injury against the Colorado Rapids at RFK Stadium on May 14, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)

Charlie Davies Hamstring Injury Healing, D.C. United Star Likely To Play Friday

Charlie Davies injured his hamstring in a May 14 draw against the Colorado Rapids, but is expected to return to the lineup for Friday's game against the Los Angeles Galaxy.

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Charlie Davies Injury Likely To Be Healed In Time For D.C. United's Next Game

Charlie Davies' hamstring injury is healing, and the D.C. United forward has been upgraded to probable for the Black and Red's next game against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Friday. Via Steven Goff of the Washington Post:

Charlie Davies, D.C. United's leading scorer who missed Sunday's MLS match at Portland, has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game against the Los Angeles Galaxy in Carson, Calif.

Davies has not played since suffering the injury three weeks ago in a game against the Colorado Rapids. The injury has only caused Davies to miss one league contest, but it probably cost him a chance to make the U.S. National Team's roster for the CONCACF Gold Cup.

Davies would probably come on as a substitute, at least until he gets his conditioning back. He remains D.C. United's leading scorer this season with six goals in nine games.

For more on Davies and D.C. United, check out Black and Red United

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Charlie Davies Injury Likely To Sideline D.C. United Striker Vs. Portland Timbers

D.C. United forward Charlie Davies is unlikely to play in the team's road contest against the Portland Timbers due to a right hamstring injury. Davies originally suffered the injury in a 1-1 draw against the Colorado Rapids on May 14.

Davies did not practice for D.C. United on Thursday, and while there is an outside chance he could play as a substitute, it does not look good. Via Steven Goff of the Washington Post:

"I am hoping he is about a week away," assistant coach Chad Ashton said. "There's a small chance he could see some minutes over the weekend, but very small."

Davies did not play in D.C. United's exhibition game against Dutch power Ajax last Sunday. He is expected to be fully recovered in time for the June 3 match against the Los Angeles Galaxy

Davies has already scored six goals in nine games since deciding to play for D.C. United just before the start of the MLS season.

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Charlie Davies Injury Likely To Sideline United Star For Two Weeks, Leaves Gold Cup Status In Jeopardy

Charlie Davies' injury comes at an opportune time for D.C. United, but not for his hopes of making it back on the U.S. National Team before next month's CONCACF Gold Cup. Davies injured his hamstring in D.C. United's 1-1 draw against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, and it looks like he will be out for at least a couple weeks.

Via MLSSoccer.com:

D.C. United leading scorer Charlie Davies could miss a couple of weeks after picking up a hamstring injury on Saturday against Colorado.

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"I think [Davies and Josh Wolff] will be fine, but it's going to be a couple of weeks minimum," assistant coach Chad Ashton told reporters after training.  

Luckily for D.C. United, they do not have another league match until May 29, giving Davies time to heal. But this comes at a horrendous time for Davies professionally, because it means he very well may not make the U.S. roster in time for the Gold Cup, which begins on June 5. U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley was in attendance Saturday to scout Davies, but he didn't get much time to do so before Davies got injured.

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Charlie Davies Injury A Strained Hamstring, Will Be Reevaluated Later In Week

Via Steven Goff of the Washington Post, Charlie Davies of D.C. United (3-4-3) did indeed strain his hamstring in Saturday night's 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids (4-3-3). The injury will be reevaluated later this week. It was a rough night all around for Davies, as Goff notes:

Charlie Davies strained his right hamstring and will be reevaluated this week...Presumably disappointed with the injury and his missed opportunity to impress U.S. Coach Bob Bradley, Davies left the locker room before reporters arrived. (To cap his forgettable evening, Davies lost the MLS scoring lead after Landon Donovan’s two-goal performance against Kansas City.)

Davies first half performance, much like his United teammates' efforts, could best be classified as lackluster in half one, with the Davies injury departure occurring at the 34th minute. Davies' teammates were able to extract a draw with an inspired second half of play and a questionable call in their favor, leading to the typing penalty kick by DCU's Chris Pontius.

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