Shadab Khan will be unavailable for selection for the first T20I against Zimbabwe, which will be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Saturday, 7 November.
The leg-spinner is recovering well from his injury, but he is advised for more rest.
The decision to include Shadab in the remaining T20I matches will take place in due course.
Shadab suffered from stiffness in his left upper-leg during the first intra-squad warm-up match in Lahore on 23 October.
He was sidelined despite being the new vice-captain because the team management has its eyes on the more important tour of New Zealand late this year. Earlier reports suggest that Shadab is likely to miss the remainder of the matches as well because it would be a risk to field him in the playing XI.