The striker has been wearing a protective boot on his foot since a problem with it flared it when he was on international duty with Northern Ireland earlier this month.
It is an issue he has struggled with since he represented his country against Holland in June and it reached a point where he couldn’t keep playing any more.
With the possibility of there being a hairline fracture, Little has been sidelined for the past fortnight and is now due to be reassessed.
It could be that he is cleared to play football again before the midweek League Cup tie with the Steelmen at Ibrox.
But even then, the fact he hasn’t featured for Rangers since the 5-1 home win over Elgin on September 2 means Ally McCoist might decide against risking him.
Little said: “From the point I left the Northern Ireland team, we said we’d have a fortnight where I’d wear the boot.
“That’s up at the start of this week so now we’re at a stage where I’m due to have it looked at again today or tomorrow.
“There might be another scan just to see how the bone has healed and hopefully it has done that properly and I can get the green light to play again from the specialist.
“The problem with my foot is something I’ve actually had for three months and it was something I was able to play through.
“But it got to the point where I didn’t want to push it any further and the medical staff thought it was the right time to take a break.
“We’ve had a couple of weeks now where it has hopefully settled down but I won’t have lost a lot of fitness in that time.
“It’s also not as if I’ve been sitting around doing nothing. I’ve still been in at training every day and I’ve been doing a lot of swimming and aqua jogging.
“I don’t expect my fitness to drop at all and I don’t see why I shouldn’t come straight back into the team provided there’s a space for me in it.
“I don’t think it’s the case that I’ll need to work on my own with the physio for a while or anything like that.
“I don’t know if I’d be able to face Motherwell. It’s possibly going to be too early but we’ll know more once I’ve been looked at again.
“The specialist might say I need longer in the boot but obviously I don’t want that so we’ll see what happens.”