Those to have been ruled out of the matches include forwards Juan Carlos Arce, Gilbert Alvarez and Victor Abrego, midfielders Erwin Saavedra and Leonel Justiniano, and defenders Adrian Jusino, Luis Haquin and Diego Bejarano.
"We've had an unbelievable group of players over the last two seasons and a squad of great people. I will miss them all hugely...I'd also like to say a massive thanks to the club for considering mine and my family's future and allowing me to make this move."
"We can feel that everything is fully prepared beforehand with an aim of offering us a safe environment to enjoy games," said Shao, who had joined Sichuan before the season.
In women's actions, top seed Simona Halep took sweet revenge on her opponent from last year's French Open defeat, trouncing American teenager Amanda Anisimova 6-0, 6-1 to progress.
"I need to improve my physical condition and experience," she told Xinhua, after finishing with 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists against Shanxi.
Shanxi had a 10-3 dash in the midway of the last quarter, bringing the game beyond Hebei's reach.
It was Flamengo's first victory in Brazil's top flight since they overcame local rival Fluminense 2-1 on September 9.
Despite the loss, Hebei coach Ma Tao expressed satisfaction with his players.
"I feel quite happy that we finally have games to play," said Inner Mongolia's center Li Yueru, who finished with 28 points and 14 rebounds in a 44-point rout of Hebei.
Elsewhere, Wolfsburg and Augsburg shared the spoils after playing out a goalless stalemate. Enditem
The 26-year-old Kenyan was far behind her world record of 2:14:04 that she set in Chicago last year, but met no challenge after 30 kilometers.