Minteh has impressed while in Rotterdam, but Howe won't rule out bringing back in January.
Howe said: "We'll look at our players that are out on loan, with a view to whether they could potentially strengthen us. If it's good for their career as well, then we'll certainly look at what we can do.
"He's (Minteh) done very well, although unfortunately he's injured at the moment. He's come back for an assessment on that injury because we need to check and see how he is.
"We need to work out how serious the injury is and when he'll be back, and then we'll make a decision on him like we would with all our loan players."