Dundee manager Neil McCann is hoping to have club captain Darren O’Dea available for this weekend’s crunch clash at Hibs.
Last time out, the Dark Blues fell to a fourth-straight defeat with a 3-1 home defeat to Hamilton.
That was without skipper O’Dea after he suffered a hefty head knock in a 1-0 loss to Motherwell last Wednesday.
The 30-year-old suffered a suspected broken nose as well as a concussion.
That means it’s a waiting game for the manager as there are strict medical measures that need to be addressed before he’s cleared to return to action.
Neil said: “We’re still monitoring him, there’s protocols you have to cover with concussion so, hopefully, he’ll be back for this week.”
Another who missed the Accies game was left-back Kevin Holt.
The former Queen of the South man has been an almost ever-present for the Dark Blues this season but was ill on the morning of the game.
“Holt was feeling a bit unwell,” added Neil.
“He’s been terrific, he’s played every single match for us but he was feeling a bit under the weather.
“There was no point having Holt there if he wasn’t feeling right.”