I first looked after Rio at West Ham United when he injured his knee, aged just 14.
Rio stretched his ACL in a game for the Youth Team. Manager Harry Redknapp could see his potential, so Rio was allowed to miss school to attend for treatment with the First Team players. Rio became very good at making tea for the boys!
I have always stayed in touch with Rio and have received calls and texts when he was concerned about his injuries
I worked extensively with Rio at Manchester United on his groin injury in the lead up to the FA Cup Final against Chelsea.
At this time I was asked to present my work to the management and the medical team of Manchester United.