The stand-in player, Frank Onyeka, for injured Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo in Super Eagles defensive midfield against African champions Algeria Friday, suffered a knock in training and could now be a doubt for the clash.
Onyeka, who has yet to earn a cap for the Super Eagles, was seen with an ice pack wrapped around his left knee in Austria.
The Highly-rated midfielder was expected to stake a serious claim for a starting XI place in the forthcoming friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia.
Injuries to established stars Ndidi and Etebo had opened the door wider for the box-to-box FC Midtjylland midfielder to impress Genort Rohr.
Rangers defensive midfielder Joe Aribo had also been ruled out no thanks to injury.
Portugal-based Mikel Agu and Golden Eaglets skipper Samson Tijani will now jump up the pecking order of defensive midfield choices for the team.
Otherwise, all players called up by the Eagles are now in Austria after captain Ahmed Musa and Paul Onuachu, who is a late replacement for Victor Osimhen, finally joined up yesterday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Hoffenheim central defender Kevin Akpoguma can now debut for Nigeria after he was cleared by FIFA to change international allegiance from Germany.
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