Ghana and PKNP FC midfielder Thomas Abbey is facing a spell on the sidelines after sustaining an injury in his side's Malaysia FA Cup clash with Perak FC on Saturday.
Abbey has been ruled out for six to eight weeks after picking a foot injury in the Malaysian top-flight league.
The former Hearts of Oak skipper underwent successful surgery at a Malaysian Hospital on Monday to know the extent of his injury.
According to the club's medical team, the 25-year-old will be out for six to eight weeks.
He has been instrumental for the side since joining them in 2019 after being clubless for more than two months.
The versatile player has featured in 12 games and scored two goals PKPN FC so far this season.
Abbey was part of the Black Stars B squad that won the 2017 WAFU tournament.
His fantastic form for Hearts of Oak last season in the Ghana Premier League saw him win the SWAG Footballer of the Year for 2017.