The former England midfielder is struggling with a back injury and is not likely to be available until after the international break.
Winger Floyd Ayite remains an injury doubt with the hamstring problem which has sidelined him for three weeks.
Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon hopes to be back in two or three weeks after breaking his jaw last month.
Wolves boss Paul Lambert will check on winger Ben Marshall who did not start Tuesday's 2-1 win at Brentford because of a dead leg.
Defender Richard Stearman is unavailable but Mike Williamson could return after being rested for the victory at Griffin Park.
Jordan Graham is close to returning to the first team after rejoining training following a long-term knee injury.
Michal Zyro continues to recover from his own serious knee problem but is not expected to be fit for some weeks.