Lampard to miss Euros
Thursday, 31 May, 2012
Frank Lampard has been ruled out of Euro 2012 due to a thigh injury.
Frank Lampard has been ruled out of Euro 2012 due to injury.
The Chelsea midfielder pulled his thigh in training on Wednesday and was examined today by the England medical staff following a scan.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson will be called into the squad - subject to agreement from UEFA’s medical team.
England Manager Roy Hodgson said: “It’s a huge blow for the team, especially coming after the loss of another senior player in Gareth Barry. The fact that the doctor cannot guarantee Frank could take part in any of the group matches means we have to replace him in the central midfield area.
“Apart from it being a huge blow to me and the team, I’m especially disappointed for Frank himself. He has been in very good form and was looking forward to the tournament. He made a huge contribution towards us qualifying for the Euros so it is cruel to be forced out through injury just before the tournament.”