When Frank Lampard limped off against Norwich City on Saturday in the early stages of the eventual 0-0 draw at Carrow Road, it didn't seem to be too big a deal, but news that the Blues legend was having to stay home while the squad was travelling to the Balearics for a team building exercise raised some alarm bells. Fortunately, it turns out that the injury isn't much of a problem at all:
A scan on the injury Frank Lampard suffered during the game at Norwich on Saturday shows he has a small tear in a calf muscle.
The midfielder is unlikely to feature in the FA Cup fourth-round match against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday but is expected to join up with the rest of the squad in Mallorca where they are training this week.
So, we don't have to worry much about doing without Lampard for any league matches, and the calf tear probably isn't severe enough to prevent him from starting against QPR either - I strongly suspect he would have been rested for that match anyway. Who do y'all think will get the start for Loftus Road take two?
On another note, having Lampard - rumoured as one of the primary malcontents with the reign of Andre Villas-Boas - with the team as they go through some warm(ish) weather bonding in the Mediterranean is much better than the rest of the team going without him. Hopefully there can be some group hugs or something.