The defender missed last weekend's 2-1 win over Blackpool through suspension after a red card against Huddersfield.
But his route back into the first team could be blocked by Matt Taylor, who impressed on his first npower Championship start of the season against the Seasiders.
Fellow centre-half Leon Cort is close to fitness after a hamstring injury but is not expected to be risked.
Striker Danny Haynes has also been out with a hamstring problem and he too is not far away from a return, but manager Chris Powell admits Blackburn may be too soon.
Full-back Rhoys Wiggins is still building up his fitness after a metatarsal injury.