"It's day-to-day," Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said. "So hopefully (he'll return) soon. We'll see."
Thibodeau said Hinrich was suffering from general soreness in the elbow and that the infection hadn't returned.
"There's always concern (when) you miss some time," Thibodeau said. "Hopefully he'll be fine."
Hinrich has missed 13 games this season because of various injuries.
"You know how tough-minded he is and you know how badly he wants to be out there. From that standpoint (the injuries) are frustrating, but we have more than enough. Nate has stepped up and played well, Marquis (Teague) is going to have to be ready, he's gone out there and played well. We need everybody."
Thibodeau said the Bulls are planning on Hinrich flying with the team to Charlotte after the game.