He told the Hull Daily Mail: "Usually, hamstrings are two to three weeks but it feels more like cramp than a bad pull so I'm hopeful it won't be too bad.
"I'm walking on it fairly well and if I can rest it for a few days, it should be all right. Hopefully, I'll be okay for Saturday. The way things are going, I don't want to miss any games."
If he doesn't recover in time, Peter Taylor would have one less option to replace him after loaning out Aaron Wilbraham to Oldham last week. He scored twice on his Latics debut on Saturday against former club Stockport, and is at Boundary Park for a month.
Taylor does still have Danny Allsopp and Jon Walters available to partner Nick Barmby though.