Newcastle United will take on Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night following their 2-1 defeat to Watford on Saturday.
Bruce has been hit with another blow after captain Jamaal Lascelles picked up a knock during a game, shortly after his return from an ankle injury.
“Towards the end (he was struggling),” said Bruce via Shields Gazette.
“He took a knock on it – that’s all. We’ll see how he is. We saw (Miguel) Almiron and Allan. We’ll see what we’ve got for Wednesday, and we’ll go again after that.”