The Singapore international announced on social media that he will be rested for the remaining games of the season and will return to play for their second string next year
It seems like Baihakki Khaizan's sojourn at noveau-riche Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) has come to an end after he revealed that he will take no further part in the side's Malaysian Super League campaign.
The 30-year-old Singapore international posted on social photo sharing site Instagram that he will be "rested" for the rest of the season, whilst also adding that he will return to play for their second side JDT II next season.
The centre-back, who helped the LionsXII to league success last year before moving to JDT, has featured 11 times for his new side in this campaign and scored once. JDT, who sit second in the table, have eight games left to play in the league, while they will also have the FA Cup and Malaysia Cup to contend with for the rest of the season.
"Goodbye Johor friends, on and off the field," he posted. "I would like to say thanks for being given the opportunity to wear the JDT colours. But this is where my contribution ends. I never thought this would happen, but this is the plight of being at athlete.
"Fight to the end, my friends. I will be rested for the moment and we'll meet again in JDT 2 next season. Hopefully this change will bring JDT to a higher level."
With the AFF Suzuki Cup set to take place in Singapore at the end of the year, the re-shuffle will come as a blow to Baihakki, with his spot in the national team now in jeopardy.
It is understood that Brazilian Marcos Elias Santos has been lined up to replace the former LionsXII player.