Manager Martin Jol said the Norwegian central defender will probably sit out the game at St Mary’s while midfielder Bryan Ruiz is doubtful because of a back injury.
Defender Aaron Hughes could make his first appearance since August 31 if he overcomes a thigh injury, but full-back Matthew Briggs (hernia) is still out.
Pajtim Kasami is set to continue in the starting line-up after his wonder goal against Crystal Palace in Monday.
Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon claimed referee John Beaton failed to protect his players from 'disgraceful' challenges during a 1-1 draw with St Johnstone.
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has accused Neil McCann of deflection tactics as he denied reporting the Dundee boss to the Scottish Football Association.