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Arsenal and England Physio to join West Ham

Lewin1Former Arsenal and England Physio Gary Lewin will be joining West Ham’s medical team over the summer to become the new Head of Medical.

The 53-year-old is regarded as one of the best physios in football and oversaw five World Cups and four European Championships with England

Lewin briefly returned to Arsenal to work with the Ladies team on a short-term basis for 10 weeks earlier this year for maternity cover. Lewin was first-team physio at Arsenal for 22 years and combined that job with a role as England national team physio from 1996 until leaving to become full-time head of physiotherapy in August 2008.

Lewin2Lewin was first-team physio at Arsenal for 22 years and combined that job with a role as England national team physio from 1996 until leaving to become full-time head of physiotherapy in August 2008.

His time as England physio ended in May last year after the Football Association made him redundant following a restructure of the St George’s Park-based medical department.

The Physio found unwanted fame when he broke his ankle while celebrating Daniel Sturridge’s equaliser against Italy at the 2014 World Cup and was stretchered away in front of millions of viewers worldwide.

Lewin3Known as an expert on hamstring injuries, Lewin was credited with saving Eduardo da Silva’s career after the striker suffered a broken leg against Birmingham City in 2008.  He is also credited with saving John Terry’s life after he swallowed his tongue after getting knocked out in the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal.

Lewin’s long-serving cousin Colin is currently head of medical services at Arsenal. Lewin is an East-ender having been born in East Ham in 1964 but joined Arsenal as a youth keeper at the tender age of 16.

Lewin is a proper East-ender having been born in East Ham in 1964 but joined Arsenal as a youth keeper at the tender age of 16 before becoming a physio for the reserve team at the age of 19.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter
 

2 comments on “Arsenal and England Physio to join West Ham

  1. This could be our best signing of the upcoming season!

    • I couldn’t agree more. We may need more changes to the backroom staff as the lack of fitness and inability to get our injured players back on the pitch more quickly was a big factor in our disappointing season

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