The new Reds signing pulled up with a hamstring strain during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland and will now face some time on the sidelines.
Hodgson told the club’s official web site, “He’s got a hamstring strain. I couldn’t tell you exactly how bad it is yet. I don’t think it’s extremely bad but I certainly think it would rule him out for Thursday and next Sunday.
“Hopefully it won’t be much more problematic.”