England Physio Gary Lewin Suffers Dislocated Ankle While Celebrating Daniel Sturridge’s Goal Against Italy

Chris Wright

15th, June 2014


By Chris Wright

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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…