Wales manager Chris Coleman has said he will consult captain Aaron Ramsey before deciding whether to invite Ryan Shawcross to play for Wales.
Arsenal midfielder Ramsey had his leg broken by Shawcross in a Premier League match at Stoke City in February 2010, and although Ramsey accepted shortly afterwards Shawcross didn't intend to break his leg, he was adamant the City defender wanted to "take him out".
When asked about the subject, Coleman told Wales Online: "There are issues there - we all know what happened. I'm not going to shy away from that.
“There is a conversation I would have to have if we go down that road with Ryan.”
Ramsey's leg-break came two years after Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva had his leg broken by Birmingham City defender Martin Taylor, who was sent off for it, in 2008.
Arsène Wenger was rather less measured than Ramsey when asked about Shawcross' tackle for which he was red-carded.
The Frenchman branded the challenge as "horrendous and unacceptable" after the game, while Ramsey too ignored attempts by Shawcross to apologise initially.
Shawcross checks on the sickly Ramsey after his challenge in February 2010
Ramsey suffered six fractures in his tibia and fibula as a result of the tackle, and has surreally been booed by Stoke fans when he has since played at the Britannia Stadium. Shawcross too has been chided by Arsenal supporters.
Shawcross, born in Chester, is qualified to play for the Dragons because he spent five years of compulsory education in the country, after Fifa introduced the rule in 2009.
He was previously called up by Fabio Capello for England's friendly against Egypt in March 2010 - the week after the Ramsey incident - but did not win a cap.
Shawcross said last year while the late Gary Speed was manager of Wales he had no intention of playing for the country.
He is one of three players - along with Cardiff City's Ben Turner and Swansea City's Angel Rangel - who Coleman has earmarked as possible Wales representatives to "strengthen" the side.
Ramsey will represent Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and is one of five Welshmen selected, along with Joe Allen, Neil Taylor, Craig Bellamy and Ryan Giggs.