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.