Asante Kotoko defender Amos Frimpong has been ruled out for approximately four weeks after suffering a hand injury in the 2017 Ghana Premier League opening game against Liberty Professionals at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday.
The 26-year-old was replaced in the first half following a collision with an opponent while Kotoko were down by a goal.
However, two second-half goals from Yakubu Mohammed sealed a 2-1 win for the hosts.
"I am recuperating well but I'm sad that I will be out for four weeks. I'm really upset with the development but everything happens for a reason so I have to stay calm," Frimpong told Goal.
"The injury wasn't serious initially and although I will be out for some time, I am happy that it cannot end my career. It’s every player's dream to be part of the 18-man squad on matchdays and play a part to bring success to the club.
“I had bigger ambitions this season but I will have to stay behind and support in spirit. I will begin light training with the physiotherapist this week."
Aside Frimpong, defender Evans Quao and midfielder Frank Sarfo Gyamfi have been ruled out for six weeks each, but the captain insists they have the men to do the job in their absence.
"I wish my teammates all the best and I believe we have the quality to have a better start this season despite the injury concerns. We are still determined to win the league."
Frimpong is expected to miss games against Berekum Chelsea, Bechem United, Ashanti Gold and Elimina Sharks.