Lampard injury shocker for Chelsea, England

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The Chelsea midfielder suffered the injury at the end of Friday's training session and was sent to hospital where a scan revealed the full extent of the problem.

The 29-year-old is certain to miss Sunday's Premier League trip to Aston Villa and a major question mark hangs over whether he will be fit for England's crucial Euro 2008 double-header.

McClaren's men are up against Israel at Wembley on 8th September before taking on Russia four days later.

A statement on Chelsea's official website read: "Chelsea can confirm that Frank Lampard was injured in training and a scan has revealed that he has a tear in his left thigh.

"It is too early to say how long the injury will keep him from playing."

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