The Englishman had joined Liverpool in the 2014/15 season but things did not go his way and he was shipped out at the end of the campaign. The tall striker then signed for West Bromwich Albion before he moved to Cardiff in 2016.
The injury took place in the game against Nottingham Forest and Lambert had to be taken off on a stretcher. The 34-year-old was hurt in a collision with the Forest goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic.
Even the manager of Cardiff City stated that the injury was a little too much for some of his players to look at.
“I don’t know how cuts heal but it looked horrific,” said Warnock to BBC Sport.
“I had to get one or two of the lads out – I didn’t want them looking at it at half-time in a game like that.
“The cut is that deep they’re just worried about whether there’s any ligament damage because it’s severed right through to his shin. It’s terrible.”
Lambert seemed to have started his Cardiff career much better than his Liverpool one and has scored two goals this season. But it seems that the striker will be out of action for a while and the Liverpool and Southampton fans were there to provide him with a lot of support.
Best wishes go to Rickie Lambert who at the weekend got an injury that Neil Warnock described as “severed through to his shin”. #SaintsFC
— Luke Osman (@LukeOsmanRS) October 24, 2016
— Jonathan Carr (@JohnnyCarr1970) October 24, 2016
— ADIL LAK (@ADIL_LAK) October 24, 2016
Best wishes and speedy return to Rickie Lambert
— Saint_T (@TSaint47) October 24, 2016
Hopefully the injury isnt as bad as it first seems YNWA Rickie Lambert pic.twitter.com/mMFPEDV7Lh
— Smithy__11 (@TehSmiithy) October 24, 2016