Reda Johnson has a 50-50 chance of making Saturday’s trip to promotion-chasing Burnley on Saturday.
He was subbed at half-time during the midweek cup win over Macclesfield with a groin injury. Wednesday are awaiting scans on the problem before making any further decision and the player believes he has a 50-50 chance of being fit.
Chris Kirkland will return in goal at Turf Moor after being rested for the cup tie and Connor Wickham is available after missing the Macclesfield match because Sunderland did not want him cup-tied.
Caolan Lavery and recent signing Oguchi Onyewu will be in contention after both being ineligible for the cup game.