The 21 year-old striker limped out of the 2-1 win at Queens Rangers last Sunday with a hamstring injury and was forced to withdraw from the Belgium squad for their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Cyprus.
His club boss is hopeful that he will recover in time to face the Saints at Goodison Park next weekend based on his previous recovery times for similar fatigue-related injury.
"Romelu had his scan with the Belgian set-up and he's going to be receiving treatment for the next few days, and we'll see how that evolves," Martinez said.
"It's a bit of a hamstring strain due to the amount of games that we've played and the amount of fatigue we've accumulated in those games.
"We're quite positive because of the way Rom usually reacts to these types of treatments and how fit he is as an individual."
Darron Gibson and Arouna Kone are in similar situations as the Blues prepare for the Southampton match. Both picked up injuries at Loftus Road but while Gibson is ruled out of Ireland's qualifier against Poland, he has a chance of being passed fit and Kone's knee scan came back all clear.
Kevin Mirallas is also in a race to be fit after missing the last three games with a bruised thigh.
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1 Posted 27/03/2015 at 19:03:06
2 Posted 27/03/2015 at 19:13:28
Rom put in a shift over in Kiev and then in London. I wouldn’t read too much into it. I just hope he’s fit for the Southampton game.
3 Posted 27/03/2015 at 19:20:32
4 Posted 29/03/2015 at 13:43:27
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