Davies plays in third straight exhibition

Published Jul. 15, 2010 10:04 a.m. ET

Charlie Davies played in his third straight exhibition game for Sochaux as he attempts to come back from a near-fatal car crash last October.

The 24-year-old American forward entered in the 37th minute of Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Evian Thonon Gaillard.

"I did better then the previous games. It was encouraging," Davies said on Twitter.

Davies was involved in a car accident in Virginia that killed another passenger. Davies had a broken and dislocated left elbow, a broken right femur, tibia and fibula, and a broken nose, forehead and eye socket. He also was left with a ruptured bladder and bleeding on the brain.

Sochaux opens the Ligue 1 season Aug. 7 at home against Arles-Avignon.