Frank Lampard’s participation for England in Euro 2012 could be in doubt after the Chelsea star pulled up with a thigh muscle injury in training.
The veteran midfielder sustained the problem in a session on Wednesday and will now require a scan to determine the extent of the damage.
Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, who failed to make Roy Hodgson’s original 23-man squad, could now be drafted in as a replacement for Lampard.
The news is a further blow for Hodgson, whose midfield options have already been reduced by the loss of Gareth Barry with an injury picked up in last weekend’s 1-0 win over Norway.
Doubts also remain over the fitness of Scott Parker, who has been nursing a troublesome Achilles problem.
Hodgson will be praying the Spurs man can steer clear of further complications as he will surely be deployed alongside skipper Steven Gerrard in England’s engine room for the Euro 2012 opener against France.
Meanwhile, Glen Johnson’s toe injury and Danny Welbeck’s ankle complaint – which has kept him out of action since April – are expected to clear up in time for the trip to Poland and Ukraine.
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