The goal-scoring striker was absent from England’s clash with Spain as a knock to the knee during Leicester’s victory over Watford caused fluid on the joint.
While it hasn’t been deemed serious, Hodgson has hinted that he is unlikely to feature against France next Tuesday and he may even miss out on the Foxes’ upcoming clash with Newcastle United.
“Vardy would be touch and go for Tuesday. We were hoping with treatment and rest he’d have been a lot better. I don’t think it is. His chances were about 50/50,” Hodgson said, according to The Sun.
It is a great shame for Vardy as many predicted that the non-league striker would have been given a runout in his favoured centre-forward role in at least one of the two friendly matches.
The 28-year-old has been in superb form for the Foxes this season, scoring 12 Premier League goals in as many games as well as at least one strike in his last nine consecutive league matches.
He has already broken the record as the first Englishman to notch in nine straight league games, and another goal at Newcastle would see him tie Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s all-time record of 10.
However, his well-being is more important than any individual record and Leicester must be careful not to rush him back in the event he is not fully fit and susceptible to further damage.