Meanwhile, Gent attacker Simon has been put on standby and will travel with the team to London for a scan to ascertain the level of his injury.
Victor Moses joined up with the Nigeria squad on Thursday after taking some time off to celebrate a second honeymoon following his FA Cup final win with Chelsea.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has cut five names from his provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but the only Premier Soccer League representative remained part of the selection for Russian Federation.
"It's tough because we can't take all the 30 players to the World Cup", team spokesman Toyin Ibitoye told BBC Sport.
"But I want to thank our coach & management for the opportunity!"
Pakistan register thumping win over England
He is the wall that is standing between a humiliating defeat for England or a historic comeback for them in the first Test. This was his 40th half-century at this level but there was no 14th Test hundred as Root fell lbw to Abbas for 68.
Attackers: Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and Simy Nwankwo.
Rohr is expected to drop a further two players after the England fixture this weekend and confirm his final 23-man squad heading to the global showpiece.
Despite being backed by Rohr in his pre-match conference prior to the DR Congo clash last Friday, Standard Liege midfielder Uche Agbo was dropped after he did not feature in any of the qualifiers, whilst NPFL goal banger Lokosa also misses out despite impressing in the game against Congo.
Super Eagles players during a farewell reception at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
Nigeria have been drawn in Group D alongside Argentina, who they beat 4-2 in a friendly in November, Croatia and Iceland at Russian Federation 2018.