Lampard pulled up during England first training session in the Middle East, and is now facing a seven-week layoff. The midfielder will be seen by Chelsea medical staff today.
- England home
- Chelsea home
Reports suggest several England players complained of cramp during the seven-hour flight, aboard a budget jet normally used for short charter flights.
An FA statement read: "We can confirm Frank Lampard picked up an injury while training and will be returning home. There will be no further call-ups."
Lampard's injury will not please Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, who is already without Ashley Cole and Jose Bosingwa, and set to lose several of his big-name stars to the African Nations in January.
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