Posted on March 28, 2007
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been ruled out of tonight’s England Euro 2008 qualifier with Andorra after breaking his wrist in training.
Lampard has faced a large amount of criticism following England’s disappointing draw with Israel on Saturday and there had been numerous calls for him to be dropped, but this decision is now out of boss Steve McClaren’s hands as Lampard is no longer available.
The 28-year-old suffered the injury when he was hit by a shot from Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney during a training session on Monday.
The news has not been confirmed, but an FA spokesman said: “Frank Lampard is in the team hotel and may or may not be in the team tonight.”
Lampard has been criticised for failing to recapture his club form at international level as he struggles to play in the same team as Steven Gerrard.