A hamstring injury will likely sideline Mohamed Zidan for the next four to six weeks.
Baniyas forward Zidan faces six weeks on the sidelines
The Egyptian international was forced to leave the pitch in the 34th minute with his team trailing 1-0 at the Maktoum bin Rashid Stadium in Dubai on Monday.
"According to medical reports, Zidan will be out for about four to six weeks," a spokesman for the club said. "It is indeed a huge setback so early in the season.
"However, injuries are something that we cannot do anything about. We can only hope he recovers quickly and get back to action."
Zidan, a prolific scorer in Germany's Bundesliga for Werder Bremen, Mainz and Borussia Dortmund before his move to the Abu Dhabi club on a two-year contract, took just five minutes to score for his new team in the 2-1 win over Al Dhafra in their Etisalat Cup opener last week.
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