Dawson is a doubt having taken a blow to his face during Englandâs Under-21 game against Norway and needed seven stitches.
When asked whether Dawson would be available, Hodgson recalled the brave tales of two other sportsmen.
âCraig has a nasty scar,â he said.
âHe caught the playerâs boot and itâs right in the middle of the forehead. Heâs a good-looking boy but if he carries on heâll end up like Bjore Salming, the Swedish ice-hockey player.
âI saw a picture of him once and they showed his body and what had happened to it. It was an absolute horror story.
ââI think heâd had about 350 stitches, maybe even more. And then there were the broken legs, wrists and collarbones. We would hope Craig will be okay for Sunday. Looking at the wound itâs possible.
âI remember Micky Harford after we sold him to Birmingham from Bristol City. He had the most horrific clash with another player.
âHe played seven days later but that was Micky Harford for you.â