The 25-year-old sustained a hip injury whilst on international duty with Hungary and is rated as doubtful for the clash.
Newcomers Jacob Butterfield and Kei Kamara are in contention to make their debuts for the club. While Butterfield could be named in Mowbray's starting XI, Kamara is likely to start on the bench following his return from international duty with Sierra Leone.
Stuart Parnaby is carrying a knock and is expected to miss out, while fellow defender Frazer Richardson could return.
Middlesbrough last week