Frank Lampard has been ruled out of the game that was meant to be his debut for new club, New York City Fc. The midfielder who spent the remainder of the 2014-15 league campaign on loan at Manchester City suffered a calf strain in training and will miss Sunday’s game against Torino Fc at Yankee Stadium.
“I’m hugely disappointed to be missing out on Sunday’s game, which I have been really looking forward to,”
Lampard told the club’s official website.
“I’ve been feeling great in training and have loved working with the squad. Unfortunately I sustained a small strain to my calf during a session.
“Whilst I’ve been taking it day by day since then and have been involved in light training, I’ve just been advised by the medical team that it needs a few days’ rest for it to heal fully.
“As I say, it’s personally very disappointing for me but these things happen in football. The good news is that I should be back in full training next week. While I was desperate to play a role on Sunday, I have to take the advice of our medical team to let it heal and not risk further injury so I can get back on the pitch and play a full role as soon as possible.”