Michael Dawson is upset for Tottenham teammate Ledley King over his World Cup injury.
England insist they are assessing King on a 'day-to-day' basis and early reports suggest the injury is not as bad as first feared.
"I was devastated for Ledley," Dawson told the Spurs website. "He's my friend, my team-mate and I know what he's been through to get here.
"He's disappointed, as you'd expect. He'll be out for Friday but hopefully not too much longer than that.
"It's tough for him back at Spurs when he's not training with the lads every day. I know how frustrated I get when I'm not involved like that.
"Ledley copes with it so well and he's brilliant when he plays. It's a real pity for him."