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ANKLE INJURY ENDS LEWIN'S WORLD CUP

England physio Gary Lewin is to return home from the World Cup, after suffering a fracture and dislocation of his ankle while celebrating Daniel Sturridge's first-half equaliser in yesterday morning's (Singapore time) 2-1 defeat against Italy.

The Three Lions' equaliser came just moments after Claudio Marchisio had given the Azzurri a goal advantage in their Group D encounter in Manaus.

Sturridge celebrated his close-range strike in his normal style, while Lewin jumped off the bench and injured himself in the process and left the field on a stretcher (above).

"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... but it's the end of the World Cup for Gary." - PA SPORT.

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