Dr Bryan English

Our article “Chelsea hit by Essien blow on first day back" (9 July 2011) suggested that the Chelsea’s then Medical Director, Dr Bryan English, had been sacked by the club because his medical staff failed correctly to diagnose injuries to key players. We now accept that these allegations were untrue and apologise to Dr English for the distress and embarrassment caused to him. In fact, Dr English says, which we accept, that the new Chelsea manager, Andre Villas-Boas, simply wanted a new team of support staff around him; it had nothing to with Dr English’s competence.

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