Peter Houston expects to have the 24-year-old back within ten days and he trained with the first-team yesterday.
Houston said: “Joe is coming back from injury and he’ll add competition for places in the centre of midfield.
“He has been training with us the past few days and I expect him to be ready soon – but he’ll be short of match practice. Although, when he came here that was the case too and he went straight in against Dunfermline and was excellent.”
However he picked up severe bruising on his foot which hampered his involvement at his new club.
A return to fitness was to be helped by a match in the under-20s development league.
But after travelling to Dingwall McKee was stretchered off against Ross County with ankle ligament damage following a challenge and required more time on the sidelines, though is now nearing a return for Peter Houston’s promotion push.
The Falkirk boss is seeing his injury list clear up and was also able to name Danny Rogers on the bench on Saturday, though he may have to settle for that role for the foreseeable future as Houston added: “I always say that players drop themselves, not me.
“Robbie’s performances have ben very very good and he has the confidence of the team since coming in for Danny.”
“Paul has been doing everything else with us, so he’ll be fit.
“He’s been running with us and doing the gym work, so he’ll not be far away and we think he’ll be back by the end of the season – and so does he.”