Roy Hodgson faces more selection headaches ahead of the visit of Spurs to Selhurst Park on Sunday lunchtime.
The manager confirmed that 12 senior players are unavailable for selection.
Of those nearing a return, he said: “Schlupp and Kelly should return in a week or two, Ward and possibly Sakho."
He added: "But the others are long term and we will have to wait until after the international break before we can get them back on the field of play."
On Sakho, Hodgson said: “We thought he was going to be back, but he is still feeling his calf injury – at the moment he is making it clear he doesnt feel confident enough to play. I’m disappointed in that as I thought we would have got him back after the Newcastle second half when he played so well, but it hasn't turned out that way. We will just have to wait and see but it's really when he lets us know he's ready."
Hodgson also gave a positive update on Wilf Zaha’s return to fitness. Click here for the full update