Hodgson not worried about Parker

England coach Roy Hodgson says losing Frank Lampard to injury ahead of Euro 2012 is "sad news", but he is not unduly concerned about the fitness of Scott Parker.

Parker missed several games for Tottenham at the end of the Premier League season with an Achilles injury, but Hodgson said the 31-year old is training well and is available to play against Belgium at Wembley on Saturday.

With Lampard and Gareth Barry both withdrawing from the squad, Hodgson also clarified the reason for not selecting Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick in his final 23 for Poland and Ukraine.

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