The full-back suffered a calf injury against Middlesbrough last weekend and has not trained this week.
Paul Robinson is unlikely to feature at the JJB as he continues to recover from the sprained ankle that has kept him out for the last two matches.
Better news sees midfielder Jamie O'Hara back in training this week following a bruised foot.
Gareth Bale, Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Ledley King remain out.
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Pascal Chimbonda is a doubt for Saturday's return to his former club Wigan.