The early news was positive as the players began to return from international duty on Thursday morning to prepare for the trip to Newcastle on Saturday.
Ledley King, Jermain Defoe and Paul Robinson reported back with no problems, along with Noureddine Naybet while, from last week's starting line-up, Jacques was just waiting to confirm that Erik Edman and Pedro Mendes came through National Service unscathed.
The Head Coach also revealed that Anthony Gardner and Mauricio Taricco have a chance of being involved against Newcastle after injury, but will make an assessment today.
"Robinson, King and Defoe, Naybet, no problems but I have to wait for the other players to return," said Jacques. "The injured players are the same as last week. Simon Davies, Robbie Keane, Stephen Kelly and Dean Richards.
"I hope Anthony is better this week, while Mauricio Taricco is just in rehabilitatiion and is in the same positon as Anthony."