The Liverpool captain has been passed fit for his side's big Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday but manager Rafael Benitez said he had to be careful.
"I think he'll be available for Sunday, but if we push him for that he will have to rest afterwards," Benitez said.
"It's not serious but we have to be careful. It's not a big risk but we can push him and then he needs rest. He will need an injection but then he can play without pain against Chelsea.
"I now have to talk to (England coach) Steve McClaren, but he has to understand playing Steven for England will be a big risk for his future."
Gerrard suffered the injury when he was stamped on in the Champions League qualifier against Toulouse on Wednesday.
England are already without striker Wayne Rooney for the Germany match.