Lampard out of Euros

The Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been ruled out of the European Championships because of a thigh strain. Manager Roy Hodgson has said: "It’s a huge blow for the team." Lamaprd will be replaced by Liverpool's Jordan Henderson.

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Hodgson: Losing Lampard is 'a huge blow'

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.

– England Manager Roy Hodgson

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