MLS- New York City FC

NYCFC lose Frank Lampard to calf injury for 3-4 weeks

Photo by Jennifer Buchanan/USA Today Sports

Photo by Jennifer Buchanan/USA Today Sports

A calf injury kept Frank Lampard from seeing the field at the start of the season. Another one will keep him off the field for up to a month.

New York City FC announced on Monday evening that Lampard is set to miss 3-4 weeks with a calf problem. The injury, which is different than the pesky one that sidelined the midfielder for the first two-and-a-half months of the season, was sustained in the first half of NYCFC’s 2-2 home draw with FC Dallas on Saturday. Lampard was removed after 42 minutes in that game.

The 38-year-old Englishman has been on a tear since getting back on the field and regaining his rhythm. He has scored 12 goals and assisted on one more in 18 matches (15 starts), helping NYCFC reach third place in the Eastern Conference.

Lampard’s time in New York City has been plagued by calf injures. In addition to the one he suffered at the start of the year, Lampard had his club debut in 2015 delayed because of a similar knock.

Any lingering issues with this current injury could put him at risk of missing the playoffs, which NYCFC is expected to clinch a berth for in the coming weeks.

What do you think about Lampard being sidelined with another calf injury? How will NYCFC cope without him? Worried this injury might linger as long as the last one? Concerned about how ready Lampard will be come playoff time?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Lost in Space

    I for one am completely shocked. Lampard has been a driving force for the club ever since he signed with them for the start of the 2015 season. He’s an Ironman player who has played every minute. Wait….I was thinking of a different player. Lampard has been a no-show from the very beginning. First he stayed with Man City for the first 1/2 of the 2015 season, than he had the calf injury that kept him out for a while. In 2016 he missed the first 1/2 of the season due to a calf issue before finally playing and living up to his big paycheck. Now he’s going to be out for an extended period of time again with a calf issue. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s played his last game for the season.

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    • Soccer83

      Bruh stop hating he has been the best DP over the last few months. He has helped carry that team. You name me a DP that has played better then him all summer. Giovanni or Gerrard no, Drogba no, the trio in Toronto no, only guys I think of are BWP and David Villa.


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