Frank Lampard; Chelsea player and England midfielder who was selected amongst English players that will be representing England in EURO 2012 tournament has suffered a thigh injury during training today.
It has not been confirmed yet if the midfielder will still make the EURO 2012 squad until after a scan is run before the decision will be made, however Roy Hodgson the England manager stood Liverpool midfielder; Jordan Henderson on as a replacement in case Lampard falls short of making the squad.
The 33-year old who just joined up with the England squad after an extended break following Chelsea’s Champions League final victory, will be assessed by Hodgson’s medical team before any decision is taken about his participation in the finals in Poland and Ukraine.
England’s first group match against France is just 12 days away and Hodgson can ill-afford any more injury problems in midfield after Manchester City’s Gareth Barry was ruled out of the Euros with a tear of his lower abdomen.
Hodgson has one more friendly, against Belgium at Wembley on Saturday, before his 23-man squad fly to their Polish base next week.
Hodgson has already gambled on the fitness of Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck, who hasn’t played since April 30 when he sustained an ankle injury in the derby defeat at Manchester City, and Liverpool defender Glen Johnson, who has been struggling with an infected toe.
Although Lampard wasn’t certain to beat out Steven Gerrard and Scott Parker for the central midfield berths in Hodgson’s starting line-up against France, it would still be a major blow as the Chelsea star has been in superb form, playing key roles in the Champions League and FA Cup triumphs, over the final weeks of the season.