The defender is sidelined for two to three weeks after suffering ankle ligament damage against Watford on Tuesday.
David Meyler continues to be absent as he completes his two-match ban but fellow midfielder Stephen Quinn made his return from a knee problem as a second-half substitute in midweek and is pushing for a return to the starting XI.
Striker Matty Fryatt is available after returning to full training following an Achilles problem that had kept him sidelined since August.
But forward Sone Aluko (tendon) and defender Paul McShane (ankle) remain sidelined for the Tigers.
Hull, who are aiming to avoid a third successive home defeat, are seven points behind leaders Cardiff and a point clear of third-place Watford.