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DC United's Davies insists fatigue caused hamstring injury

DC United forward Charlie Davies says that playing too many games in a short space of time contributed to his hamstring injury.

The 24-year old, who is on loan from French club Sochaux, made an impressive return to competitive football after a 19-month absence with six goals in nine MLS games but unfortunately had to come out early from last Sunday's 1-1 draw with Colorado Rapids.

Knowing where he was over a year-and-a-half ago, Davies is well aware he is blessed but says that the injury came from a heavy workload.

"It was a bummer to have to come out but I did the smart thing and came out before I made it worse," he said.

"I played three full games in nine days. That would be pretty tiresome for any player. After we had a tough training session on Tuesday, I decided to lift, and I might've fatigued my muscles even more."

Davies admits that this problem is only a minor setback and says he had plenty of work to do before he can be as good as he can be.

"I'm still a work in progress because I'm still not the player I want to be," he added.

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