Charlie Davies, a striker for the United States national soccer team, was involved in a one-car accident early Tuesday in suburban Washington, D.C., in which another person was killed, a U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman said.
Davies was in surgery Tuesday afternoon at Washington Hospital Center and in stable condition, U.S. Soccer said in a statement. The extent of his injuries were unknown, but U.S. Soccer spokesman Neil Buethe said they were not life-threatening.
Davies, who also plays for the French first-division club Sochaux, was expected to require more than 5 hours of surgery.
Charlie Davies has four goals in 17 games with the U.S. national team.
It was not known whether Davies was the driver or a passenger in the car.
The U.S. national team was in Washington to play a World Cup qualifying match against Costa Rica on Wednesday. The team has already qualified for the 2010 World Cup.
"Obviously, as a team we were saddened to learn this news," national team coach Bob Bradley said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Charlie and his family, as well as the people in the car and the families of the others involved. As a team, we are relying on each other in a moment that has for sure hit us all hard."
Three people were inside the car when it crashed into a metal guardrail along the George Washington Memorial Parkway at about 3:15 a.m. ET on Tuesday, U.S. Park Police spokesman David Schlosser said, according to The Washington Post.
One of the three occupants was pronounced dead and the two others were taken to a hospital with serious injuries, the newspaper reported.
"The car was pretty much split in half," Schlosser said, according to the report.
The U.S. Park Police identified the person who died as Ashley J. Roberta, 22, of Phoenix, Md.
According to The Washington Post, she was a friend of Los Angeles Galaxy forward Alecko Eskandarian, who formerly played for D.C. United and was in Washington to consult with doctors for a head injury.
According to the report, Roberta sent Eskandarian an e-mail Monday about meeting with friends that evening, but he said he did not get the message in time.
"I'm just devastated," Eskandarin said Tuesday, according to the report. "I feel terrible for Charlie and terrible about my friend and her family. It's been a rough day."
Davies started and played 78 minutes in the U.S.'s 3-2 win at Honduras last Saturday, which clinched the team's berth in next year's World Cup in South Africa. He has four goals in 17 matches with the national team.