CELTIC are today studying results of scans on Anthony Stokes' right ankle to determine if the striker can play against HJK Helsinki on Wednesday.
Stokes limped away from Parkhead after the game against Inter Milan, having earlier been removed from the pitch on a stretcher following his attempt to block a clearance from Esteban Cambiosso.
He said: "It doesn't feel as bad as it did at the time, but I will just have to see what the scans show."
Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes the Republic of Ireland hitman has more chance of making the Champions League qualifier than Kris Commons.
He also had to leave Saturday's draw with the Italians suffering from a damaged ankle.
As regards Commons, it was a simple twist, but immediately the joint blew up and he is also being assessed by the club's medical team.
Lennon is being kept up to date with news of their condition and said: "We will give them as long as possible to see if they can recover in time for Wednesday."
James Forrest is another big doubt after he suffered an ankle injury when tackled by Emilio Izaguirre in training. He was left out of the final warm-up game against Inter to avoid any risk of exacerbating the problem for a player Lennon believes could hold the key to defeating Helsinki.
Scott Brown, Thomas Rogne and Beram Kayal, who suffered an ankle injury on the club's tour of Germany, were also missing from the weekend action to ensure they are in the best condition for Wednesday.
But Lennon still has more problems as Kelvin Wilson is battling to recover from shin splints, while Mikael Lustig left Saturday's game nursing a painful back.
All the afore-mentioned players have been included in the squad Celtic have registered for these third qualifying round ties.
One more player can be added to the list up until midnight tomorrow, but the search for new signings is frustrating.
Former target, James Vaughan, now at Norwich, has been linked with a loan move to Parkhead. But the indications are this is being driven by the player's representatives.
Celtic are engaged in a battle to hold on to the players they will rely on to get them into the group stage, with Manchester United the latest club to be added to the list of unwanted admirers of Victor Wanyama.
Gary Hooper has been linked with more interest from the Premiership, with Aston Villa said to be ready to join Southampton in a race to sign him.
Lennon recognises he may have to sell to fund the recruitment of the two quality players he believes he needs to strengthen up front and at the back, but Ki Sung-Yueng – who is engaged in the Olympic football tournament – remains the man considered most expendable, with QPR heading the chase for the South Korean.