Another week, another delay to Frank Lampard's alleged debut as a New York City player.
Is he ever going to get out there? Like, ever??? I'll believe it when I see it.
The news came this morning from our friend Christian Araos from Empire of Soccer:
Frank Lampard will not travel with #NYCFC for this weekend's match.— Christian Araos (@Christian_Araos) July 17, 2015
Is Frank really still recovering from tweaking his calf in training last week? Is he wary of the egregious turf at Gillette Stadium, arguably the only playing surface in MLS worse than that of Yankee Stadium? Who knows for sure on the subject of New York City's "invisible man"? In any event, New York City FC eventually confirmed Super Phranq's absence this afternoon.
Several New York outlets reported on Friday that Lampard will not travel up to Foxborough, Massachusetts for Saturday night's game against the New England Revolution, news that was subsequently confirmed by NYCFC officials.
Lampard injured his calf in training earlier this month, forcing him out of last week's match against Toronto FC. The knock is not yet fully healed, prompted NYCFC's technical staff to avoid the risk of extending the midfielder's injury.
All eyes will be on the upcoming skirmish with Orlando City on July 26th in the Bronx, when Lampard could very well make his debut alongside fellow talisman Andrea Pirlo, who is set to join the team early next week.
Until then, the best advice I have for New York City and its fans is the same advice Michael Caine gave to Batman: