The defender missed Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Brighton with the problem but is expected to return for Friday’s visit of Derby.
Tomasz Kuszczak is set to keep his place despite his mistake gifting the Seagulls’ Bruno Saltor the opener at the weekend.
Carl Ikeme and Tommy Rowe (broken metatarsals) are out and Sam Ricketts is unlikely to be involved again with Coventry interested in a loan deal.
Sheffield Wednesday striker Caolan Lavery could go straight into the starting line-up after being recalled from his loan spell at Chesterfield.
Will Keane was forced out of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Fulham due to an ankle injury and fellow striker Sergiu Bus is still struggling with a groin problem.
Stevie May will be in contention for a recall, while boss Stuart Gray has the option of playing Chris Maguire in a central role up front.
Defender Liam Palmer is struggling as he also sustained an ankle injury against Fulham, while skipper Glenn Loovens (ankle), fellow defender Kamil Zayatte (hamstring) and midfielder Jose Semedo (foot) remain doubtful.