Fulham striker Bobby Zamora will undergo a late fitness test ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League semi-final second leg against Hamburg.
Zamora missed the weekend Premier League defeat at Everton due to an Achilles problem which was aggravated during the first leg in Germany last week, which ended 0-0.
Cottagers boss Roy Hodgson admits he is unsure whether the striker will be available for their semi-final.
“Bobby is much improved and has done some work today with the physios, but we chose for him not to take part in the light training session we had,” said Hodgson. “We just have to wait until tomorrow to have a 100% decision on whether or not he can play.”
“Obviously we are concerned about the situation, because if he was fully fit, he would have been training for the last couple of days.”
Hodgson added: “When Bobby plays we know what we are doing, and when he does not play, we have people who come in and know what we are doing, so we can leave it late in that respect.
“He will have treatment again tomorrow, then go in front of our medical people, and I think by lunchtime I should know whether or not he has a chance of playing.
“It will be about their assessment, Bobby’s own assessment, how he feels, how he thinks it will go – because knowing him as well as I do, he will not want to let the team down.
“He wants to play, but he wants to play as a fit player rather than play and in any way hamper our chances of doing well.”