The Hoops right-back injured his hip on international duty with Sweden last week and may even miss the home Champions League clash with Ajax next Tuesday night.
However, midfielders Joe Ledley and Tom Rogic are back from their respective groin injuries and James Forrest is expected to be fit again after a combination of sciatica and a virus kept him out of Scotland's final World Cup qualifier against Croatia on Tuesday night.
Derek Boerrigter (ankle), Adam Matthews (shoulder) and Steve Moyoukolo (Achilles) remain out.
Meanwhile, Paul Cairney and Danny Handling could be passed fit to start on the bench for Hibernian against Celtic.
Winger Handling has not featured since bruising a bone on his foot against Ross County in August, while midfielder Cairney has not played at all this season as a result of a troublesome ankle injury but both men are now back in boss Pat Fenlon's squad after featuring for the Leith outfit's Under-20s side in recent weeks.
However, Alan Maybury (thigh), Tim Clancy (groin), Alex Harris (ankle), Jordon Forster (groin) and Sam Stanton (hip) remain out.
Provisional squad (Hibs): Williams, Nelson, Stevenson, Hanlon, Thomson, Robertson, Craig, Taiwo, Zoubir, Collins, Heffernan, Vine, Caldwell, Tudur Jones, McGivern, McPake, Forster, Murdoch.
Provisional squad (Celtic): Forster, Lustig, Van Dijk, Mulgrew, Ambrose, Izaguirre, Ledley, Rogic, Pukki, Commons, Forrest, Kayal, Brown, Samaras, Stokes, Atajic, McGeouch, Balde, Biton, Zaluska, Fisher.