Litmanen has yet to play for the Cottagers since his arrival in January as a series of injuries and heart palpitations rendered him unavailable and has been involved in an incident with reserve goalkeeper Ricardo Batista.
"Litmanen is the most unlucky fellow I have come across in football," said Hodgson. "He was training on Monday and due to play a practice match the next day when Batista, who I must say is a very fearsome kicker of the ball, managed to smash it into the back of his head from about four yards."
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