England blow as Lampard out of Euro 2012

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been ruled out of England's Euro 2012 campaign following a thigh injury suffered in training on Wednesday.

Jordan Henderson will be called into the England squad providing boss Roy Hodgson gets the green light from UEFA, which should be automatic as Lampard has suffered a fresh injury after Tuesday's deadline.

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."

 

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