Ghanaian champions Kotoko have confirmed goalkeeper Isaac Amoako will sit for six weeks with a knee injury.
The shot-stopper suffered the set-back during training last week with doctors confirming he will need up to six weeks to recuperate.
The 30-year-old will undergo a surgery to correct the problem ahead of the start of the new season.
Â â€œIt is an old injury that has reared its ugly face. I first had it when we played King Faisal,â€ he told the clubâ€™s official website
â€œIt was treated. I even trained and I was well until late last week when it showed up again.
â€œI have done the necessary checks and examinations in hospital. Initially, there were fears that I could undergo surgery but the information I was given subsequently is that, I need to rest while I take my medication. That is what I am doing at the moment.â€
Amoako is the clubâ€™s longest serving goalkeeper having joined the club 9 years ago where he has gone on to win titles with the Ghanaian giants.