Evans sustained the injury during the warm-up ahead of the midweek defeat at Crystal Palace and is expected to be out for a fortnight.
Manager Steve Bruce has no other new injury or suspension problems and could name an unchanged starting line-up as his promotion chasers look to bounce back from their 4-2 setback at Selhurst Park.
Defenders Paul McShane (hamstring) and Abdoulaye Faye (calf) returned to the bench on Tuesday night and could feature if Bruce wants to make changes, while midfielder Tom Cairney remains doubtful after sustaining an unspecified injury in training on Monday.
Strikers Sone Aluko and Matty Fryatt have both undergone successful operations to repair respective Achilles tendon injuries.
The Tigers slipped out of the automatic promotion places earlier in the week but trail second-placed Watford by a single point.
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.