Stephen Hughes, the Coventry City captain, has been rated extremely doubtful for the Coca-Cola Championship match away to Crystal Palace tonight.
Hughes has picked up an Achilles-tendon injury and is almost certain to miss out, although Micky Doyle is expected to feature against the Eagles after recovering from a hip problem.
Marcus Hall has recovered from a back injury and Richard Duffy is pushing for a recall after being rested for the match at home to Ipswich Town on Saturday, which ended 1-1.
Stuart Giddings, the left back, is certain to miss out again after enduring surgery for a knee injury.
Micky Adams, the Coventry manager, has felt the need to defend his recall of Andy Whing to the defence after Whing made a mistake that allowed Ipswich to score.
The 21-year-old right-sided defender made only his fourth Championship start of the season. Gary McSheffrey made amends with an equaliser five minutes later.
Adams said: "It was a decision we made the day before the game. Richard Duffy had come back very tired from international duty so we decided it was time to give him a rest. So we went with Andrew Whing on the right side of defence."
Ady Williams is in the dark about his future as he nears the end of his loan spell with Millwall.
The 34-year-old centreback has only three more league matches to play before his three-month spell is up and he is forced to return to Coventry.
"The new loan system is very strange, and I haven't had contact with anyone at Coventry," said Williams.
"I respect Micky as a manager, but I want to keep playing regular football."