Ulster pair Stuart McCloskey and Chris Henry return to fitness
Stuart McCloskey and Chris Henry could return to action in Ulster's Pro12 game against Zebre in Belfast later this month after recovering from injuries.
The pair have returned to contact training after overcoming foot and shoulder problems respectively.
Second row Ross Kane is available after recovering from a recent concussion.
Roger Wilson is doubtful with a knee injury while Ross Kane is set to be out for around six weeks after suffering a knee ligament injury against Edinburgh.
Darren Cave (calf), Jacob Stockdale (finger infection), Louis Ludik (fractured cheekbone) Rodney Ah You (knee) and Ricky Lutton (toe) will be assessed on an ongoing basis ahead of the encounter with the Italians at Kingspan Stadium on 25 November.
Stuart Olding is on the mend after sustaining a hip flexor complaint and has been monitored by national team medics in the build-up to Ireland's autumn international against Canada on Saturday.
Ulster lie fifth in the Pro12 standings after losing to Edinburgh at Murrayfield, while Zebre are 11th, having won just one of their opening seven fixtures.