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Wednesday 30 May 2012

Lampard injury scare for England

Chelsea midfielder to have scan after pulling up in training with thigh problem

Frank Lampard has won three Barclays Premier League titles during his time at Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has given England a scare ahead of UEFA Euro 2012 after pulling up with a thigh injury.

The 33-year-old suffered the injury in training on Wednesday morning and will undergo a scan to discover the severity of the problem on Thursday.

Along with his Chelsea colleagues, Lampard was given time off to rest following the club's dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League final.

He joined up with the England party on Tuesday, ahead of the friendly against Belgium on Saturday night.

England manager Roy Hodgson has put Liverpool's Jordan Henderson on stand-by as Lampard is assessed by the squad’s medical team.

Lampard has been a mainstay of the international team in recent times, winning 90 caps since his debut against Belgium in 1999.

He has played in three major international tournaments, Euro 2004 as well as the World Cup in 2006 and 2010.

The injury setback is the latest injury problem to beset England’s midfield, with Manchester City's Gareth Barry ruled out of Euro 2012 earlier this week.

England's first match of this summer's tournament is against France in Donetsk on 11th June.

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Key Points

  • Frank Lampard suffers thigh injury during England training ahead of Euro 2012
  • Chelsea midfielder will have scan on Thursday
  • Liverpool's Jordan Henderson put on stand-by