English Premiership

City sweat on Lampard injury

2015-01-22 14:34
Frank Lampard (Supplied)
Frank Lampard (Supplied)
Cape Town - Manchester City are anxiously awaiting news on Frank Lampard after injury forced the midfielder off in the 2-0 win over Hamburg on Wednesday, reports Football411.

Manuel Pellegrini's squad are currently in the United Arab Emirates on a warm weather training camp, where they faced the Bundesliga club in a friendly in Abu Dhabi.

Lampard only managed 20 minutes of his side's 2-0 win, secured by goals from Stevan Jovetic and Edin Dzeko, with City confirming later in the evening that the 36-year-old picked up an injury during the warm-up, which led to his early withdrawal.

The Citizens announced on Twitter: "LAMPARD UPDATE: Pellegrini confirms Lampard was injured in the warm up and taken off as a precaution."

Pellegrini can ill afford to lose the former Chelsea stalwart as he is already without talisman Yaya Toure, who is leading Ivory Coast's charge at the Africa Cup of Nations, while Samir Nasri has been sidelined for a month with a calf strain.

The Premier League champions are due to return home on Friday to begin preparations for the FA Cup fourth-round clash with Middlesbrough the following day.

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