Andy Yiadom could return for Reading when they host West Brom on Wednesday.
The right-back has not played since the 3-2 home defeat by Birmingham at the start of December due to a knee injury.
Chris Gunter is sidelined with a groin injury he suffered at the weekend while Matt Miazga (ankle) and Lucas Joao (hamstring) are also out.
Lucas Boye is expected to be missing until the end of the month with a hernia problem.
West Brom’s Nathan Ferguson will miss the next few weeks because of knee surgery.
It follows an issue which came to light when his transfer to Crystal Palace collapsed in January.
Kieran Gibbs is edging closer to a return but is unlikely to feature on Wednesday with the left-back missing since suffering a hamstring injury on New Year’s Day.
Grady Diangana has been battling a hamstring injury after limping off against Stoke last month.