With the group draw for the World Cup coming up on Dec. 4, all nations involved will wonder where they will land and hope that they don't land in the dreaded Group of Death.
However for the United States national side, they will also wonder about one player in particular: Charlie Davies, who was severely injured in a car accident on Oct. 13 that also killed a female passenger who was in the car.
In the accident, Davies suffered multiple broken bones in his right leg, a lacerated bladder and a broken elbow.
Since Davies has suffered these injuries, the United States national side has earned a hard-fought draw with Costa Rica in their final World Cup qualifier, and have suffered losses in friendlies to Slovenia and Denmark while the United States continue to look for a replacement at the striker position that Davies held before the accident.
However, Davies left the hospital on Nov. 11 and has been rehabilitating in Delaware with teammate Oguchi Onyewu since then, and he still believes that he will be a part of the American side at the World Cup.
According to the doctors who have been working with Davies, they have said that Davies progress has been fantastic since he has come their, and Davies has said that he will remain in Delaware until the beginning of 2010.
Davies also has given an interview with ESPN's Jeremy Schaap that is to air on Dec. 4, in which Davies supposedly says that he will make a full recovery from the injuries and he should be ready by the World Cup
Since Davies started to become a major contributor for the United States in this summer's Confederations Cup, Davies has been a key factor for the United States as they went to the Confederations Cup Final and Davies also gave their the United States their first ever lead in Mexico's famed Estadio Azteca in a World Cup qualifier against Mexico in August.
Also, the United States are no where as good as they used to be without Davies which will lead me into a question for you the reader: Do you think that Charlie Davies will recover in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup?