Last season’s 11-goal top scorer has a muscle injury which will keep him out for around three weeks.
With first-choice goalkeeper Stephen Henderson sidelined following a shoulder operation, Nick Pope stepped in for Saturday’s 2-0 win over QPR and should keep his place unless boss Guy Luzon opts to give 18-year-old Dimitar Mitov some first-team experience.
Skipper Johnnie Jackson could be drafted into midfield having been left on the bench against Rangers while summer signings Cristian Ceballos and Zakarya Bergdich will be pushing for full debuts after late substitute appearances at the weekend.
While Charlton got their season off to a winning start, Dagenham make the short trip on the back of a 3-0 defeat at Portsmouth.
Manager Wayne Burnett could hand a debut to Nicholas Hamalainen after signing the teenage defender on loan from QPR.
Winger Zavon Hines is a doubt having missed out against Pompey after suffering a knock to his troublesome knee against Crystal Palace in pre-season.
Midfielder Frankie Raymond is also short of fitness while 39-year-old striker Jamie Cureton could be rested after playing the full 90 minutes at Fratton Park.