I can't say with 100% certainty, but I don't think so.
Maybe if you could compile it as a module, but even then, I think it would be a longshot. Maybe someone will come along and correct me.
Why is it you don't want to recompile the kernel? The worst thing that could happen is you boot with the new one, it chokes, you reboot, and select the old kernel. It would be real simple if you still have access to the current kernel configuration file.