LAMPARD OUT FOR ENGLAND, JT SUSPENSION EXTENDED
Frank Lampard will play no part in England's Euro 2012 campaign having suffered an injury during training for the national side yesterday (Wednesday). The injury was assessed today.
The FA announced the news as follows:
Frank Lampard has been ruled out of Euro 2012 due to injury.
The Chelsea midfielder pulled his thigh in training on Wednesday and was examined today by the England medical staff following a scan.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson will be called into the squad - subject to agreement from UEFA's medical team.
England Manager Roy 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."
On Thursday evening Uefa announced John Terry has been given a three-game suspension from European club games following his red card in Barcelona.
Having already missed the Champions League Final, Terry will serve the remaining two games of the suspension in the European Super Cup game against Atletico Madrid and the first game of next season's Champions League group stage. An appeal against the decision may be lodged within three days.