By Chris Wright
England team physio Gary Lewin spent last night in hospital after suffering a freak injury on the touchline during England’s 2-1 defeat against Italy in Manaus.
Seconds after Daniel Sturridge scored to cancel out Claudio Marchisio’s opener, the celebrations turned to murmurs of concern as England’s medical team swarmed around a prostrate figure at the mouth of the dugout.
It was later confirmed that physio Lewin dislocated his ankle after leaping from his seat and – according to Telegraph journalist Henry Winter at least – landing awkwardly on a stray water bottle…
Lewin dislocated ankle landing on a water bottle during goal celebration. Lewin heading back to England. No2 physio Steve Kemp steps up #eng
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) June 15, 2014