Wigan boss Roberto Martinez will give Charles N'Zogbia and Mohamed Diame until the last minute to recover from knocks ahead of this weekend's clash with Aston Villa.
The influential duo were forced off with injuries during the 1-1 draw with Everton at the DW Stadium three days ago and are now doubtful for Saturday's trip to Villa Park.
Martinez is keen to have the pair available for the game as Wigan look to climb out of the relegation zone.
"As you can imagine, after coming off injured from a game, it's going to take a few days for the problem to fully reveal itself and for the player to recover," Martinez told the club's official website.
"We're treating them and will monitor their recoveries during the week.
"But it's going to be another two or three days before we can make a final assessment."