Rohr has already considered China-based striker Brown Ideye ahead of Odion Ighalo for the match against Bafana Bafana, but it now appears no player from China will be in Uyo.
Skipper Mikel Obi of Chinese club Tianjan Teda is also recovering from a recent abdominal surgery.
“He’s now saying he will not invite any player from China, that the long journey to Nigeria may affect anyone coming in from there,” an official informed the Press
Questions have also been asked about the standard of the Chinese Super League.
In March, Rohr left out the China-based stars led by skipper Mikel Obi, saying he wanted them to settle down quickly at their new clubs.