The in-form striker - 11 goals in his last 12 games - missed this week's matches against Everton and Manchester United after picking up a knee injury against Palace on December 28.
Head Coach Martin explained this afternoon: "He felt a twinge in a movement against Palace, he played on and there was no problem. I asked him during the match and he said he was okay.
"After that it was swollen, it settled down and then before the game against Everton he started to work with the ball and felt it again.
"Now he's fine again, so the situation is the same as last week. I feel he can be in the squad but we'll look at it again tomorrow."
Martin Jol says Jermain Defoe has a chance of returning for Saturday's FA Cup tie against Brighton.