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Gary Lewin Injury: Physio Leaves England World Cup Base

16/06/2014 12:24 BST | Updated 16/06/2014 12:59 BST

Gary Lewin bid farewell to his England colleagues as the national team physio left their World Cup training base following his bizarre ankle injury.

Lewin was carried away on a stretcher after fracturing and dislocating his ankle while celebrating Daniel Sturridge's equaliser during the 2-1 defeat to Italy on Saturday.

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"That was a very sad moment for us," England boss Roy Hodgson said. "In celebrating the goal he jumped up, landed on a water bottle and dislocated his ankle.

"It was very painful. He was taken to hospital. The doctor set it, put it back in at the side of the field, but it's the end of the World Cup for Gary."

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The 50-year-old Londoner was brought into the national side by Glenn Hoddle in the late 90s, and became the Three Lions' full-time physio in 2008, having previously managed the role with his obligations as Arsenal's physiotherapist.