Captain Marius Zaliukas is suspended for Hearts.
Jason Thomson (hamstring) is out for two to three weeks, while goalkeeper Marian Kello will not be considered due to a "private matter".
Rudi Skacel (Achilles), Suso Santana (knee) and Andrew Driver (knee/thigh) are still carrying injuries, while Lee Wallace (ankle), Kevin Kyle (hip) and Calum Elliot (knee) remain out.
Chris Humphrey is doubtful for Motherwell with a dead leg.
The winger has struggled to shake it off this week and will be assessed on the morning of the game.
Midfielder Steve Jennings is touch and go with a knock.
Hearts (from): MacDonald, Bouzid, Stevenson, Driver, S Elliott, Skacel, Glen, C Thomson, Santana, Balogh, Webster, Templeton, Black, Palazuelos, Robinson, Mrowiec, Jonsson, Barr, McGowan.
Motherwell (from): Randolph, Craigan, Hammell, Hutchinson, Saunders, Jennings, Ross, Humphrey, Jones, Lasley, Hateley, Jennings, Jeffers, McHugh, Murphy, Sutton, Gunning, Hollis, Casagolda, Forbes.