The striker has returned to parent club Watford, and would have missed Saturday's game at fellow npower League One strugglers Scunthorpe which fell victim to the weather.
Danny Cadamarteri and teenager Mark Beck are vying for a recall to the starting line-up alongside Lee Miller.
Miller only returned from a five-month injury lay-off due to hernia and ankle injuries in the Cumbrians' last outing, a 2-1 defeat at Shrewsbury, but manager Greg Abbott is confident that the player will be okay to continue.
Defender Valentin Gjokaj has been recalled by parent club Derby and Peter Murphy is still recovering from a hernia operation, so Mike Edwards and Danny Livesey are expected to continue as the centre-half pairing.
Midfielder James Berrett is continuing his rehabilitation from a groin problem, which has kept him sidelined for the last three matches and striker Rory Loy is still out with a broken leg.
Saturday's postponement at Glanford Park, caused by a waterlogged pitch, kept United in 20th place. They are seeking to halt a poor run of three straight defeats against a Pools outfit who have picked up just nine points from 22 league fixtures.