Lampard out of England Euro 2012 squad

Frank Lampard is out of England’s Euro 2012 campaign with a thigh injury, the Football Association has confirmed.

Lampard visited England medics for a scan this afternoon on his thigh muscle, and the result has been that the Chelsea midfielder is not fit enough to be included in Roy Hodgson’s England squad. Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson will be brought into the squad as a replacement, as soon as UEFA medics have confirmed Lampards injury.

England Manager Roy Hodgson confirmed the news: “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.”

Lampard, 33, has had his most successful season as a club player, lifting the FA Cup and Champions League trophies, despite having spent some of the seaosn, under Andre Villas-Boas, on the substitutes bench.

The injury comes just three days after fellow England midfielder Gareth Barry was ruled out of the competition with a tear to his lower abdomen – Everton’s Phil Jagielka was brought into the squad as his replacement.

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