Roy Hodgson has revealed that Peter Odemwingie is unlikely to play any part in West Brom's weekend trip to Wigan.
The Nigeria international is nursing a calf complaint and is not expected to shake the ailment off in time to figure against the Latics.
Odemwingie has been in fine form of late, netting five goals in his last 10 appearances, and will be a big loss for the Baggies.
Hodgson, though, is confident that he has enough depth in his squad to cope in his absence.
He said: "Peter Odemwingie is a doubt for the Wigan game. It's a calf strain. In fact, I wouldn't think he will make the game.
"Peter was complaining about the problem a bit before the (Manchester) United game last week and when we came off afterwards. But it opens the door for a few people."
Odemwingie will not be the only absentee at the DW Stadium, with the suspended Jonas Olsson and injured Steven Reid also set to miss out.
In addition, Keith Andrews has been unable to train this week after picking up a knee problem.
Hodgson will not be using missing men as an excuse, though, with injuries and suspensions inevitable at this stage of the season.
He said: "Everyone can point to maybe two, three, four injuries and we just have to get on with it."