Frank Lampard is back in training but will not be risked in Wednesday's Champions League clash against FC Nordsjaelland
The England midfielder has not played since October when he limped out of their 2-1 Champions League loss at Shakhtar Donetsk after just 18 minutes.
But while he rejoined the group on Tuesday, Wednesday's must-win clash with FC Nordsjaelland will come too soon.
Manager Rafael Benitez will also be without Daniel Sturridge and captain John Terry.
Sturridge has been sidelined for over two weeks with a hamstring problem while Terry has been out with the knee injury sustained against Liverpool in early November.