England have put Jordan Henderson on standby notice for Euro 2012 after confirming that Frank Lampard has suffered a thigh injury.
Lampard pulled up during a training session at England’s base in London Colney on Wednesday and will now undergo a scan on Thursday to assess the extent of the damage.
Though the Football Association has been reluctant to give more details as to the extent of the injury, it has confirmed that Liverpool midfielder Henderson has been told to prepare himself if required by manager Roy Hodgson.
A statement from the FA read: “Frank Lampard has today pulled up in training with a thigh injury.
“He will have a scan and be assessed by the England medical team tomorrow.
“Jordan Henderson has been put on standby notice as cover whilst Lampard continues to be monitored.”
Lampard’s status as an established member of the England first team began to slip under Fabio Capello and he was dropped for the first time since 2007 for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria in September.
However, the midfielder finished the season very strongly performing in a withdrawn role as Chelsea won the FA Cup and the Champions League.
Lampard has won 90 caps for England, scoring 23 goals.