The Australian midfielder has missed New York's past two MLS fixtures because of the problem but was back at training on Monday and is a chance to play a part in Wednesday night's (Thursday 9:30am AEST) meeting with the Philadelphia Union.
Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke suggested that the former Everton star, along with Spanish defender Armando Lozano, could be included when his side strives to clinch their first win of the season at Red Bull Arena midweek.
"Armando and Tim were out here today, not going full but out there participating," Petke told reporters after Monday's training. "They're looking alright and they're coming close.
"They're knocking on the door. We will get a report on them after practice and see where their role is."
The Red Bulls currently sit ninth on the Eastern Conference table with just four draws from their opening six fixtures.
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