Dawson is a doubt having taken a blow to his face during England‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúCraig has a nasty scar,‚ÄĚ he said.
‚ÄúHe caught the player‚Äôs boot and it‚Äôs right in the middle of the forehead. He‚Äôs a good-looking boy but if he carries on he‚Äôll end up like Bjore Salming, the Swedish ice-hockey player.
‚ÄúI saw a picture of him once and they showed his body and what had happened to it. It was an absolute horror story.
‚Äė‚ÄėI think he‚Äôd 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 it‚Äôs possible.
‚ÄúI remember Micky Harford after we sold him to Birmingham from Bristol City. He had the most horrific clash with another player.
‚ÄúHe played seven days later but that was Micky Harford for you.‚ÄĚ