Sproule will be given every chance of making the Dens Park clash but manager Derek Adams fears the game might come too soon.
Adams otherwise has a full squad with Stuart Kettlewell fit again following a hamstring injury.
Gary Harkins returns to the Dundee squad for Friday's clash.
The former Kilmarnock midfielder was cup-tied for the 5-1 William Hill Scottish Cup fifth round victory over Morton.
The hosts are still without Stephen O'Donnell, Davide Grassi, Carl Finnegan, Mark Kerr (all knee) and Jamie McCluskey (Achilles).