Ghana international, Patrick Agyemang will be out of action for up to six weeks, his club - Preston North End have confirmed.
The England-based striker has tore the flexor muscle in his right hip, scans have revealed.
Agyemang suffered the same injury to his left hip earlier this season - which has now completely healed.
Team boss Paul Simpson told his club's website: "It is a massive blow.
"At least we know exactly what it is. We will look at how the last injury was treated and hopefully he will recover as well as he did last time."