The Croatian Football Federation confirmed on Thursday that Dejan Lovren has been withdrawn from the upcoming Euro qualifying matches against Bulgaria and Azerbaijan after a scan revealed the defender had strained his abdominal muscles.
Dejan Lovren has completed his move to Liverpool for a fee of £20m.
Dejan Lovren's Croatia were eliminated by Mexico in a big 3-1 loss that saw the Croatians collapse in the last 20 minutes.
Croatia Starting XI: Pletikosa; Srna, Corluka, Lovren, Vrsaljko; Modric, Pranjic; Perisic, Rakitic, Olic, Mandzukic.
Croatia bounced back from an opening night loss to Brazil with a convincing 0-4 defeat of Cameroon.
Croatia XI: Pletikosa, Pranjic, Perisic, Corluka, Lovren, Rakitic, Modric, Srna, Mandzukic, Olic, Sammir
Dejan Lovren put in a good shift for Croatia against a tricky Brazilian attack but he was the defender responsible for "bringing down" Fred in the box and setting up the penalty that proved to be the game-winner for the hosts.
Dejan Lovren is expected to be available for Sunday's match against Tottenham.
Dejan Lovren's return wasn't enough to keep Liverpool out and Southampton ended up losing 3-0 at home.
Dejan Lovren is fit and available for selection after remaining on the bench last week.
Dejan Lovren made the bench in Southampton's loss to West Ham but did not come on to the pitch.
Dejan Lovren and Gaston Ramirez could be fit enough to make the bench for Southampton's match against West Ham.
Southampton assistant coach Jesus Perez has given a timeline of six to eight weeks for center-back Dejan Lovren.
Dejan Lovren has been ruled out for three to four weeks due to the ankle injury he suffered against Sunderland last weekend.