Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Lampard thigh injury adds to England's woes
AFP, May 30th, 2012 1:02PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Midfielder Frank Lampard's participation in the European Championship is in doubt following a thigh injury he suffered during training on Wednesday. He will undergo a scan Thursday to assess the injury, which prompted England coach Roy Hodgson to put Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson on stand-by in case the 33-year-old Chelsea man is unable to recover in time.

Lampard had recently joined the England squad after an extended break following Chelsea's triumph against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. England's first group match against France is just 12 days away and Hodgson can ill-afford any more injury problems in midfield after Manchester City's Gareth Barry was ruled out of the Euros because of an abdominal tear.

Although Lampard is not certain to beat out Steven Gerrard and Scott Parker for the central starting midfield berths, his excellent form in helping Chelsea win the FA Cup and Champions League earlier this month cannot be discounted. Hodgson is gambling on the fitness of Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck, who has not played since April 30 when he sustained an ankle injury in the derby defeat at Manchester City. Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has also been struggling with an infected toe.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Life on the road with Badgers    
What's life like on the road in the fall for a Division I soccer player? For ...
Messi Surpasses 400 for Club and Country     
Four-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi surpassed 400 goals for Barcelona and Argentina on Sunday, netting ...
Jimenez Notches First Goal for Atleti    
Raul Jimenez scored his first goal for Spanish champ Atletico Madrid in Saturday's 4-0 romp against ...
Rooney Apologizes for Sending-Off     
Wayne Rooney on Monday apologized to his Manchester United teammates for the red card he received ...
Jurgen Klopp: 'We Will Be Back'    
Borussia Dortmund fell to 12th-place in the Bundesliga table after losing the first Rivier-derby of the ...
Alonso Hailed for Cologne Master-class    
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso on Saturday set a new Bundesliga record after taking an astonishing ...
PSG Hopes to Improve Against Barca "Masters"    
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc on Monday said his team must get through its bad spell ...
Gunners' Injury Crisis Worsens Ahead of Blues Clash     
Arsenal is once again facing an injury crisis ahead of an important run of games as ...
Eddy returns for third time from ACL injury    
Georgia midfielder Laura Eddy has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee three times ...
Parents buy in to 'Silent Soccer'     
Southwest Ohio Youth Soccer met some parent resistance when it announced a "silent soccer weekend" in ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives