Abia Warriors captain, Augustine Obaroakpo has been ruled out of action for three weeks after sustaining a knee injury during a training session.
The centre-back recently returned to the team after missing four games due to a toe injury.
His injury is a big blow to the Umuahia- based side who have failed to pick positive results in recent games.
They lost 1-0 at home against El-kanemi Warriors last weekend with coach Okey Emordi resigning after the game.
His former assistant, Abdullahi Biffo will be in-charge when they take on Akwa United today at the Godswill International Akpabio Stadium, Uyo.