The teenage winger, a target for a host of Premier League clubs, has been struggling with a foot injury but was due to train towards the end of the week ahead of what looks likely to be one of his last games for the Eagles.
Boss Neil Warnock will need to reshuffle his defence since his side's last outing, the FA Cup win at Sheffield Wednesday a fortnight ago, after centre-half Jose Fonte was sold to Southampton.
Danny Butterfield will come back in if he has recovered from a hamstring injury while Warnock could turn to veteran Matt Lawrence, who has been frozen out since September.
Otherwise young left-back Lee Hills, who was cup-tied at Hillsborough, could return with Clint Hill moving inside to centre-back.
Winger Sean Scannell is still sidelined with a hamstring injury.