Boss Gus Poyet expected the £1million summer signing to be sidelined for at least a fortnight but he could be available for Saturday's clash with Blackpool.
"It's nothing serious which is very good news," said Poyet.
"We're going to see if we can have him for Saturday, there's a chance.
"We thought he'd pulled his hamstring but luckily it's not a tear. It's just tight so it depends on his own body in terms of recovery.
"It could be just three or four days but I'm not going to take a risk with it."