The Fulham defender stood down last month as Stephen Craigan was winning his 50th cap.
Craigan led his side to a terrific 1-0 victory against Slovenia in Maribor in their opening qualifier.
Worthington said: "Stephen borrowed it for the night and had a fantastic time overall. He fully deserved the honour.
"Now the armband will return to Aaron against Italy. That is accepted and expected."
Blackpool defender Craig Cathcart remains doubtful after suffering a back spasm in the victory against Liverpool.
"There is a question mark over his fitness," added Worthington.