If he was a contender before, Vickery's sin-binning against Ireland will have left a serious black mark against his name.
For a man with 71 caps his indiscipline cost his team badly, and though the 32-year-old is still a force in the scrum, he's no longer quite the dynamic "Raging Bull" of yore.
"His yellow card was very dumb. Vickery should have been leading by example," said BBC rugby pundit Jeremy Guscott.
VERDICT: The Wasps connection with Lions coach Ian McGeechan might help, but needs to keep his nose clean in the last few rounds of the Six Nations - if selected.
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