Former Golden Eaglets skipper Samson Tijani suffered a leg fracture in a pre-season game against Feyenoord.
Tijani’s Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg announced the major injury and further said he will be out of the 2022/23 season.
In June, the Nigeria international made his much-awaited debut for Red Bull Salzburg two years after he signed for the Austrian giants.
The central midfielder has been expected to push for a regular first-team place at the Austrian champions in the new season after gaining experience on loan in previous campaigns.
Samson Tijani began his career with Collins Edwin Sports Club before signing with Austrian Bundesliga side Red Bull Salzburg on 17 July 2020.